Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.