Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 months, 2 weeks
Badge # 2
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 7/25/2005
Offender: Sentenced to 5 to 25 years
Officer Scot Beyerstedt succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when his patrol car crashed during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2100 hours.
He and his training officer were pursuing a vehicle on 24th Street after trying to stop the driver for recklessdriving on I-94. The patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree as it rounded an S-curve.
Both officers were transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital where Officer Beyerstedt died. Officer Beyerstedt was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. The vehicle they were pursuing fled the scene. The driver was arrested on August 8, 2005. He was convicted in Van Buren County on December 14th, 2005, of one count of fleeing and eluding resulting in death. On January 6th, 2006, he was sentenced to five to 25 years in prison.
Officer Beyerstedt had served as a part-time officer for the agency for only two weeks, and had previously served with the Cassapolis Police Department four months.