- Branch: DEA
- Rank: Special Agent
Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chad L. Michael died on October 26, 2009 at the age of 30, when the U.S. military helicopter he was in crashed while returning from a joint counternarcotics mission in Western Afghanistan. Special Agent Michael was a member of DEA’s Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Team (FAST) Alpha, assigned to Afghanistan. He began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.