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A Officer with the Chesapeake Police Department was killed in the line of duty on October 8, 2005

Officer Michael Kevin Saffran
Chesapeake Police Department

End of Watch: Saturday, October 8, 2005

Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 11 mo
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 8, 2005
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Officer Saffran was shot and killed after responding to a bank robbery call at a local bank. As he arrived on the scene he observed a vehicle speeding away and he immediately began pursuing it. The vehicle crashed a short distance away at the intersection of Highway 17 and Yadkin Road.

As the pursuing officers exited their vehicle the suspect pulled a female hostage from the car. As the hostage broke free the suspect and officers exchanged fire. The suspect, Officer Saffran, and the hostage were all struck by the gunfire. The suspect was killed at the scene. Officer Saffran and the female hostage were transported to Norfolk General Hospital where Officer Saffran succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Saffran was a US Navy veteran and had served with the Chesapeake Police Department for 11 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Agency Contact Information
Chesapeake Police Department
304 Albemarle Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: (757) 382-6161
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