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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Its been 24 years today since Michael's line of duty sacrifice, April 19, 1994. I still remember his dedication to his job, his friendly, cooperative attitude with his fellow officers, co-workers, and the citizens of Lilburn and his bright smile. It was my privilege to spend time through the years with his beautiful wife and children. My thoughts and prayers are still with each of you.

Retired LPD

April 19, 2018

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