Wash. deputy killed in the line of duty

Officer Down: Michael Estes - [Walla Walla, Washington]


Biographical Info

Age: 43

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

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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

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