Officer Michael Tarone Hester

Officer Michael Tarone Hester

Lilburn Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 19, 1994

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Michael Tarone Hester

Officer Michael Hester was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

He had stopped a car which subsequently pulled several hundred yards down a driveway to an abandoned house. While he was talking to the driver the suspect exited the through driver's door and shot him several times. He was able to return fire.

Both Officer Hester and the suspect were found dead a short time later next to the suspect's car.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 913

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop

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I’ve lived in Lilburn since 2014, and I have crossed the Michael T. Hester bridge many, many times. Today I decided to find out who that was, and I am writing to you thank you for the sacrifice you made to keep Lilburn safe. May those who still miss you be comforted by many sweet memories and the hope of seeing you in eternity.

Kathy A.

March 24, 2021

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