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New Hero Search Michael Gayle Garbo ("Mike")
- Oct. 04, 2021 -
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Resided: AZ, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 04, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 51 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: U.S. DOJ - Drug Enforcement Agency
8701 Morrissette Drive  
Springfield, VA   22152   USA
(202)307-1000
County: Fairfax
Dept. Type: Federal/Law Enforcement
Hero's Rank: Supervisor
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Ambush
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 16 years
Bio: Mike lived a life devoted to serving and caring for others. Early in life Mike would graduate from Eastern Illinois University where he would meet his wife, Vida.

Soon after graduation, Michael began his career in law enforcement; a career path inspired by his late father. Michael and Vida would go on to marry—not long after came their greatest pride in life; their daughter, Alexis.

Mike was well immersed in his work when he was not home being a dedicated father and husband. He dedicated his life’s work to combatting drug traffickers spanning from Kabul, Afghanistan and across the United States with unmatched talent, knowledge, dignity and bravery. His hobbies included practicing Jiu Jitsu/martial arts, spending time with his family and watching his daughter succeed in every aspect of her life .

Survived by:
Vida - Wife
and daughter

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Tucson, AZ   USA   Mon. Oct. 04, 2021
Summary: Group Supervisor Mike Garbo was shot and killed while he and other regional task force members conducted an inspection of an Amtrak train at the Amtrak Station in Tucson, Arizona.

He and other task force members boarded the train, which was traveling from Los Angeles, California, to New Orleans, Louisiana, to conduct an inspection for narcotics. They had detained one subject and were escorting him from the train when another man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Group Supervisor Garbo and another DEA agent. The subject then wounded another task force officer as the two exchanged fire.

The subject was later found dead inside of one of the train's bathrooms.

Group Supervisor Garbo was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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