Trooper Norman R. Killough

Trooper Norman R. Killough

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 7, 1978

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 (Accidental)

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The morning after your death, I remember walking into the Romeo Post of the Michigan State Police to begin my shift and reading the LEIN printout announcing your death. While we had never met you were a brother trooper and I was stunned. Now, forty years later I am retired and an author writing my third book on the Michigan State Police, Paths Crossed - Battling Drug Dealers, where your sacrifice will be remembered. I salute you.

D/Lt Clif Edwards (retired)
Michigan State Police

October 21, 2018

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