Police Officer Michaelle DeLoach died after a long battle with cancer.
Miami, FL – Miami Police Officer
Michaelle DeLoach died on Thursday after fighting a valiant battle against
Officer DeLoach, 46, was a 20-year
veteran of the Miami Police Department who joined the force as an officer in
to becoming an officer, she worked for Miami PD as a public service aide,
according to a post on the department’s official Facebook
She had planned to become a certified
mental health counselor when she retired from the police force, according to a
post by her husband on a GoFundMe campaign
set up to assist with her medical expenses.
Officer DeLoach received her master’s
degree in psychology with a concentration in mental health in 2017.
As an officer, she spent nine years
assigned to the Community Relations Unit, where she planned several community
Laster, she became the Crimes Against
the Elderly officer for her department, and served as a liaison between the
police department and the senior citizen community.
Officer DeLoach conducted classes for
the elderly on how to stay safe both physically and financially, and was known
to establish personal connections with the seniors she helped.
She was a Police Explorer Advisor for
more than 16 years, and coached cheerleading and track and field for the Police
Her husband wrote that many of the
young men and woman whom Officer DeLoach mentored over the years went on to
become police officers later.
She is survived by her husband and
daughter, and a community whom she’d made a tremendous mark upon during her
We are saddened to announce the
passing of one of our own. Ofc. Michaelle DeLoach passed away yesterday due to
medical complications. Officer DeLoach is survived by her husband, daughter and
RIP Ofc. Michaelle DeLoach 12/20/1971 - 08/02/2018
Miami PD (@MiamiPD)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the
family of Miami Police Officer Michaelle DeLoach, both blood and blue. Thank
you for your service.