Off-duty Franklin County deputy shot and killed while house hunting

Jun 28, 2010 Full story: WATE-TV Knoxville

Friends and co-workers of a deputy sheriff in Franklin County say he was house hunting when he was shot and killed while off-duty. According to authorities, Deputy Mike Claiborne, 25, was with his girlfriend when he was shot in the head Saturday night at a residence just west of Winchester.

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Nashville, TN

#1 Jul 13, 2010
I knew Michael, he was a good guy, the IGNORANCE of people making comments on here amaze me. I agree that he should not have been on someones property that time of night, but for the people on here saying that "there must be more to this story" makes me sick. Its also makes me sick to think that someone would just shoot a person and kill them for being on there property. And Its none of anybody's concern what or whatnot he could afford, My wife and I have rode around looking at houses that are a 1,000,000 just daydreaming. afford it or not. The man that shot him, I think he is a pitiful soul that has changed lives in a devastating way for a many of people, and he will have to live with that. Mike should not have lost his life for daydreaming or whatever he was doing who is to say he has not saved his whole life to buy his dream home for his family. All I know is I don't have nothing other than a wife and to kids that are worth taking a mans life for. Its not like we live in a place that we have to be concerned about someone breaking in our homes at least I don't. I really hope that they pin the man to the wall for this!!! To the people on here making comments about mike doing anything other than looking at the house. You are just a bunch of punks that hide behind this forum and posting things anonymous. If you can say these things at least put your names on hear and Im sure people like me will be glad to have a "country boy" talk with you
darth vader

Huntsville, AL

#2 Jul 17, 2012
michael from are an idiot.
Lee in florida

Titusville, FL

#3 Mar 7, 2014
I know the man that killed this law breaking cop this shit head was not looking at homes, him and his cop friends party at the homes of people that they know are out of town, the whole department does this, and for the record the man that killed this law breaking cop also is a cop

Hollywood, FL

#4 Aug 23, 2014
Just like the Ferguson Missouri event, unless you were there, you are not entitled to assume what took place.....having said that, human nature and innate bias will usually override common sense. In this particular case, as has been documented and accepted, there were five people present. One is the shooter, who was obviously interviewed by TBI. One is dead. Why have the other three not spoken out? Concerned that they might be charged with (at a minimum) trespassing? Or worse? No one, NO ONE, who was not on that property, that night, knows what took place.

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