- "Now you listen to me. I'm sorry about what happened to you and your folks years ago, but no one in Forest Green wants to be reminded of what that maniac did here. That's why we changed the name! People want to forget that this was Crystal Lake! They don't need some kid stirring up Jason stuff again!"
- ―Mike Garris to Tommy Jarvis[src]
Mike Garris was the sheriff of Forest Green County, New Jersey, and head of the Forest Green County Sheriff Department in 1991 (Jason Lives was released in 1986 but the events takes place in 1991) and a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. He is a combat veteran of the United States Armed Forces; behind his desk, he has framed a Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. At first, he didn't believe Tommy Jarvis that Jason Voorhees has come back. After many murders, he jumped to conclusions that Tommy was responsible. When he, Officer Thornton and Officer Pappas arrived at the camp, they searched the area. After Pappas and Thornton are killed, Mike encounters Jason, realizes that Tommy was telling the truth, and fights him. He later does it again, but is killed by Jason. All the victims were found and taken away to a morgue by police and paramedics.
He is the 54th victim of Jason Voorhees.
His death is ranked as an honorable mention in WatchMojo.com's Top 10 Brutal Jason Voorhees Kills.