Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 17
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Convicted of negligent homicide
Patrolman Pine was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop on Mack Avenue at 2200 hours. The drunk driver fled the scene after the incident but was arrested a short time later in Grosse Pointe Woods.
The driver was convicted of negligent homicide.
Patrolman Pine was a US Air Force veteran and had served with the Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department for 5 years. He had previously been awarded the department's Medal of Valor for rescuing a woman from Lake St. Clair. He was survived by his wife and two stepdaughters.