Patrolman Michael D. Callahan was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend four suspects. While Patrolman Callahan was in the process of arresting four known criminals, they opened fire on him. He returned fire killing one of the suspects.
Patrolman Callahan was taken to a local hospital where he died the next day from his wounds. The three remaining assailants were apprehended after a manhunt. They were convicted and sentenced to life.
Patrolman Michael Callahan was survived by his wife and daughter.