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Patrolman Kenneth Gordon Pine | Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department, Michigan Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman

Kenneth Gordon Pine

Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, March 17, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 17

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Convicted of negligent homicide

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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.

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You have missed so much. I was so proud when one of your GPF Brothers in Blue - stopped to help your great niece - changed her tire and told her all about you. Your baby sister is now a great grandma. You will never be forgotten. Always in our hearts.

Always in my heart,
Helen

Helen Pine Syme
Sister
March 17, 2017

 

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