Michael W. Pearson

 

 

Age: 74

 

Summary: retired patrol officer with the Everett Police Department in Washington who was among one of more than 176 people reported missing and presumed dead in a March 2014 mudslide when a massive-wide swath of mud and debris from a portion of unstable hillside known as the "Hazel Landslide" had plunged through nearly 50 riverside homes and onto the nearby State Route 530 main highway from above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and onto the adjacent river valley across northwest Washington state's rural Snohomish County unincorporated neighborhood, in which the mudflow was caused by a suspected soil saturation from heavy rainfall and became the deadliest single landslide event in United States history excluding landslides caused by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or dam collapses.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a mudslide

 

Born: June 29, 1939

 

Died: March 22, 2014

 

Location: Oso, Washington