Obituary for York County Deputy Michael Doty

Michael “Mike” Doty
Michael “Mike” Doty

Editor’s note: This obituary for Deputy Michael was submitted Friday afternoon to The Herald.

Master Deputy II Micheal Robert Doty, 37, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 surrounded by his family at Carolinas Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12 noon at Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 with Dr. John Munro and Rev. Barry Yates officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, 4290 Old York Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Mike was a native of the Charlotte area and the son of James Robert “Bob” Doty Jr. and Katherine Queen. He was a graduate of Crown Christian Academy. After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, he joined the York Police Department, and months later joined the York County Sheriff’s Office on May 22, 2006. He began his service in the Patrol Division and was later assigned to the Narcotics Division where he earned the rank of Master Deputy II. He also was a member of the York County SWAT team. Mike was passionate about saving those with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as his work with the Law Enforcement Officer Narcan (LEON) Program, where he was the coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office. He also was proud of his involvement with the York County Explore Post # 1786, in which he served as an Associate Advisor. In his spare time, Mike enjoyed running and cycling. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Dozens of law enforcement from York County and Charlotte escort the body of Det. Mike Doty of the York County Sheriff's Office Thursday to Piedmont Medical Center. Doty died Wednesday from injuries sustained after a domestic violence suspect opene

Mike is survived by his father, James Robert “Bob” Doty, Jr. (Kay) of Kannapolis, NC; his mother, Katherine Queen of Fort Mill, SC; his brothers, Joshua Robert Doty (Darah) of Huntingtown, MD; his twin brother, Christopher James Doty (Katie) of Fort Mill, SC; his sisters, Patricia Gotchev (Gueorgui) of Indian Land, SC; Michelle Mitchell (Brian) of Fort Mill, SC; and Christina Larsen (Peter) of Monroe, NC. He also is survived by his aunt, with whom he lived, Diana Dowling and his godson, Shane, who called him Dad; and his goddaughter, Leyna Stoneburner and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mike’s name to Keystone, 199 S. Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to the Sheriff’s Foundation of York County, Inc., c/o York County Sheriff’s Office, Moss Justice Center, 1675-2A York Highway, York, SC 29745-7430 Attn: Jessica Keith.

Condolences may be made to the Mike’s family at www.greenefuneralhome.net.

Hundreds of people met in front of the York County courthouse to remember Det. Mike Doty, a York County Sheriff's Officer who was shot Tuesday, Jan. 16. During the candlelight vigil, Sheriff Kevin Tolson said law enforcement will always have "your