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Trooper Darryl M. Rantanen | Michigan State Police, Michigan Michigan State Police, Michigan

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Darryl M. Rantanen

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, May 27, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Trooper Darryl Rantanen was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was forced off the roadway during a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

During the pursuit, Trooper Rantanen's partner attempted to pass the vehicle. Before he could do so, the juvenile driver swerved into the patrol car, causing it to turn on its side and strike a tree.

The two juveniles were later arrested and the driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 27, 2015

 

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