Deputy Sheriff Michael Edward Mayborne

Deputy Sheriff Michael Edward Mayborne

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, March 15, 1974

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Michael Edward Mayborne

Deputy Michael Mayborne was shot and killed while chasing a bank robbery suspect. He managed to return fire wounding the suspect.

The suspect was sentenced to 199 years in prison and was denied parole in 2013 for the 31st time. He was paroled June 3, 2016. The 80-year-old parolee now lives in Florida.

Deputy Mayborne had served with the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office for six years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, father, sister and five nieces and nephews.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 2016

foot pursuit

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Having been made aware of the anniversary of Deputy Mayborne’s ultimate sacrifice yesterday, I looked into his story. I am mindful of his family today.

Deputy Coroner #7500
Winnebago County Coroner’s Office

March 16, 2023

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