Police Officer Steven D. Michalko

Police Officer Steven D. Michalko

Danbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, November 11, 1976

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Steven D. Michalko

Officer Michalko died after being overtaken by carbon monoxide gas while sitting in a parked patrol car.

Officer Michalko had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife, parents, and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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He is my cousin and one of the few real heroes from my childhood. I wanted to be a police officer because of him. Unfortunately life spiraled downward for the next 20 years and that dream (as well as many others) never came to fruition. Even now amidst the great failure my life has been, I hope to find some solace and redemption as I remember the idealistic child I was and try to recover even now in the last stages of my own life.

Gary R.Lynch

January 14, 2019

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