He is a father of three and a grandfather who started working with the Mount Vernon Police Department in 1985.  Officer McClaughry was also the first to run a drug abuse resistance education program. 
Mount Vernon Shooting
On December 15, 2016, Officer McClaughry was investigating a disturbance call when he was shot in the head by Ernesto Lee Rivas in Mount Vernon, Washington.  Mike was transported to the hospital where had surgery and is currently in stable and critical condition.