Evicted tenant stabs to death King County Police Detective Michael L. Raburn on March 27, 1984.

  • By Dave Wilma
  • Posted 5/24/2002
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3800
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On March 27, 1984, a man being evicted from an apartment fatally stabs King County Sheriff's Detective Michael L. Raburn.

Detective Raburn was assigned to the King County Police Department's civil division. He was in the process of evicting a renter when the occupant of the apartment attacked him with a sword. Detective Raburn died instantly.


Rae Anna Victor, Century of Honor: Excellence and Valor in Washington State Law Enforcement (Bloomington, IN: 1st Books, 2000), 199.

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