Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit in Clinton Officer’s Murder


CLINTON, Mo. — The widow of slain Clinton, Missouri police officer Gary Michael has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man accused of killing him.

Officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Clinton August 6.  Ian McCarthy was captured August 8 near Urich, Missouri.
McCarthy has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Friday, the day before Michael’s funeral in Clinton, his widow, Cresinda Michael filed the suit McCarthy.   (Download the lawsuit at the bottom of this story)

In the suit, she claims as the result of Michael’s death she “has been deprived and will continue to be deprived of the love, support, comfort and companionship of her husband.”

Cresinda Michael is asking for “such sums are are found to be fair and reasonable for actual damages as well as additional damages based upon the aggravating circumstances.”

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