One Year Later: Remembering Detective Mike Doty

Remembering Detective Mike Doty
Remembering Detective Mike Doty
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019 at 10:38 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the shooting that left three officers injured and one dead in York County, SC.

K-9 handler Sgt. Randy Clinton, York County Sheriff Officer Sgt. Buddy Brown and York Police Sgt. Kyle Cummings were all shot while responding to a domestic violence related incident at a home located outside of the city of York.

Detective Michael “Mike” Doty, who served the York County community for 12 years, passed away days after the shooting.

Detective Mike Doty (top left), Sgt. Buddy Brown (top right), Sgt. Randy Clinton (bottom left),...
Detective Mike Doty (top left), Sgt. Buddy Brown (top right), Sgt. Randy Clinton (bottom left), and Sgt. Kyle Cummings (bottom right) (Source: York County Sheriff's Office)

He was an investigator with the York County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit and was the Law Enforcement Officer Narcan (LEON) Program coordinator for the sheriff’s office. He was also a member of the YCSO SWAT Entry Team, as well as an associate advisor for the York County Explorer Post 1786.

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“On the SWAT team he gave his job 100 percent, over 100 percent,” said Representative Bruce Bryant, who hired Doty in 2006 along with his twin brother Chris Doty. “There would be times that I’d walk out in the hall and here’s Mike Doty there even hours that he should be at home, he was there working on things.”

The York County Sheriff’s Office says more than 85 men and women from multiple agencies helped with the manhunt for 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall.

McCall was wanted for allegedly assaulting a woman at the home the night deputies were called. When they arrived, McCall reportedly ran off. York County K-9 officers went on a manhunt to track McCall.

Doty was laid to rest in Rock Hill after thousands gathered during a vigil and processions to remember his legacy and contribution to the community.

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Mike was a native of the Charlotte area and the son of James Robert “Bob” Doty Jr. and Katherine Queen. He was a graduate of Crown Christian Academy, Doty’s obituary says, posted on “In his spare time, Mike enjoyed running and cycling. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.”

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