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Trooper Kermit Fitzpatrick | Michigan State Police, Michigan Michigan State Police, Michigan


Kermit Fitzpatrick

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, July 7, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Kermit Fitzpatrick was shot and killed during a traffic stop on the Jeffries Freeway in Detroit.

As he approached the vehicle the driver produced a .22 caliber handgun and fired six times, striking Trooper Fitzpatrick in the jaw, in the chest twice, and in the leg. Two additional shots were stopped by his bullet proof vest.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in solitary confinement and hard labor without the possibility of parole.

Trooper Fitzpatrick was survived by his wife.

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I met TPR .Fitzpatrick, 36th Dist ct in Detroit Mi. in 1990 and created an immediate bond with the man. He was a Very strong communicator and gifted person and dedicated to his profession. I was mowing my lawn the day of his death, i stopped, sat on my porch and cried like a baby. It was not until after his death I found out we had so much in common outside of our jurisdiction occupation. along with the similarities of our names we both were raised and graduated from Highland Park High School. There is a six year age difference between us It is a honor to have met him and he will always have a place in my life's memories.

P.O Kelvin Patrick
Detroit Police
May 20, 2017


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