Trooper Norman R. Killough

Trooper Norman R. Killough

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 7, 1978

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Norman R. Killough

Trooper Norman Killough was accidentally shot and killed by an officer from another agency during an undercover operation.

Trooper Killough and a second trooper were undercover attempting to build credibility for an illegal fencing operation. The joint operation included officers from the Flint Police Department stopping them to hassle them in a high-crime section of town. During the second such stop one of the officer's revolvers accidentally discharged, striking Trooper Killough in the side. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Norm and me were sometimes partners when we worked the Detroit freeways when first called upon in the 70's. Back then, the local State Police Commanders saw this as a way to rid themselves of troublemakers and bad boys. Well, that somewhat backfired as we found ourselves in a kind of Band of Brothers. It's been a long time but I remember.

Trooper Carl Stutzner
Michigan State Police

September 1, 2021

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