As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Michael Estes - [Walla Walla, Washington]
Additional Info: Deputy Estes served with the Walla Walla, WA sheriff's office for 18 months.
Incident Details: Deputy Estes was driving with his emergency lights on to a residence in Burbank, where a 911 hangup call had been reported. He was traveling south on Highway 124 when he collided with an eastbound flatbed truck carrying drywall joint compound.
Cause of Death: Deputy Estes died of injuries he sustained when his patrol car was involved in a collision eight days earlier.
Date of Incident: February 14, 2007
WorldNow and KNDO/KNDU
BURBANK, Wash. - A Walla Walla Sheriff's Deputy hospitalized from a car crash is now dead. 43-year-old Deputy Michael Estes died Wednesday morning at Kadlec Medical Center.
He suffered severe head trauma when a truck collided with his patrol car on February 6th. But he never recovered. As you can imagine this is a tough day for everyone who knew Deputy Estes.
He never planned to get hit by a truck. And if you're his family you can't prepare for that phone call. All we can do now is grieve and remember. Full Story