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

Trooper

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 remember Trooper Fitzpatrick every time a criminal is shot by a police officer and people march in the streets and try to make a saint out of a lowlife. How come no one remembers the police officers who have been killed trying to protect these same people. Kermit deserves more than just a little tree by the side of the freeway (if it is still there)

Gary
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January 14, 2016

 

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