Patrolman Michael Alan Hogan

Patrolman Michael Alan Hogan

Hutchinson Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, December 15, 1989

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Michael Alan Hogan

Patrolman Hogan was shot and killed after responding to a shoplifting call at a local retail store.

The suspect was detained by store security and held in the loss prevention office. As Patrolman Hogan was running the man's name, the suspect shot him in the head with a handgun he had managed to conceal from the security officers. The suspect then fled to a local fast-food restaurant, where he forced two people to drive him to Minneapolis.

The suspect, 29, was eventually arrested on the day of Patrolman Hogan's funeral. The man was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Hogan had served with the Hutchinson Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 214

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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I can remember doing a "ride along" with Mike. I knew how much of a family man he was when we stopped at his home so he could go and say good night to his wife and children. Then, I remember hearing the news about his death and the circumstances surrounding it. I was devastated. I attended the funeral and was in awe of the turnout of police officers from all over, including Mounties from Canada.

Chuck Witt

March 11, 2024

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