CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Since 1791, more than 21,000 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty. To remember their sacrifices, names of those officers are carved into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
158 names of officers who were killed in the line of duty were added to the wall this year. One of those names belongs to York County Sheriff’s Detective Micheal “Mike” Doty.
The York County Sheriff’s Office shared a picture of Doty’s name etched into the wall on Facebook Tuesday morning.
Doty, who served the York County community for 12 years, was one of four deputies shot searching for a domestic violence suspect in York on January 16, 2018. A day later he passed away.
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.
“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.
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 Greenefuneralhome.net. “In his spare time, Mike enjoyed running and cycling. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.”