Michael Dieck

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Service Record

Aurora Colorado Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired approximately 2012.[1]
Salary $106,808 (2023)[2]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave[1]


2012 Commander's Commendation Certificate

On March 5, 2012, Dieck responded as backup for another officer who had contacted "two suspicious males". Another officer dicovered that one of the men had an outstanding warrant.[3]

Dieck and the other officers received the Commander's Commendation Certificate.[3]

2017 Chief's Commendation Certificate

On June 10, 2017, Dieck and other officers responded to a domestic violence and hostage call. Officers entered the house, protected the hostages, and arrested the suspect.[4]

Dieck and other officers received Chief's Commendation Certificate.[4]

Incident Reports

2017 Search of Artee Cabral

On August 17, 2017, officers arrested Marquise Harris on a warrant for murder. Cabral claimed Harris was arrested away from their home, and that officers subsequently searched their house and vehicles without a warrant.

Response Timeline

On August 28, 2018, Cabral filed a lawsuit against the cities of Aurora and Denver, the Aurora and Denver police departments, the chief of both departments, Dieck, and 12 other officers.

On October 2, 2018, the case was dismissed for Cabral's failure to follow court orders. ‎

2018 Shooting of Tyrell Jones

On April 8, 2018, Federal Heights Colorado Police Department officers responded to a disturbance where a man had shot at a woman.[5]

On April 8, 2018, Aurora Colorado Police Department officers were called about a shooting at a convenience store. Officers located a woman who had been shot, who also described that Jones had shot at her in the earlier incident. Jones told the woman that he would shoot at officers who attempted to arrest him.[5]

On April 8, 2018, Jones contacted the woman. The woman set up a meeting where the police could apprehend Jones. Jones arrived by taxi, but ordered the driver to drive him from the scene. Officers followed the taxi until the driver escaped at a red light. Officers approached the vehicle as Jones exited, holding a gun. Jones retreated into the taxi. Dieck heard a gunshot from inside the taxi and fired multiple times. Dieck saw Jones pointing a gun at officers and continued to fire.[5]

Officers rendered aid until paramedics arrived and transported Jones to the hospital.[5]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras and multiple surveillance cameras.[5]

Response Timeline

The Aurora Police Department Denver Police Department opened an investigation.[5]

On May 21, 2018, the results of the investigation were presented to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.[5]

On July 2, 2018, the District Attorney's Office stated that the shooting was justified and no criminal charges would be filed.[5]

2024 Death of Kilyn Lewis

Critical Incident Video

Officers from the Denver Colorado Police Department Fugitive Unit and the Aurora Colorado Police Department SWAT team attempted to located Lewis, who was wanted on a warrant for attempted first-degree murder.[1]

On May 23, 2024, officers located Lewis in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Officers ordered Lewis to get on the ground. Lewis reached behind his back and pulled out an object. Dieck fired, striking Lewis.[1]

On May 25, 2024, Lewis died.[1]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras.

The object was determined to be a cell phone.[1]

Response Timeline

Dieck was placed on paid administrative leave. [1]

The 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team opened a criminal investigation.[1]

The agency opened an administrative investigation.[1]

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