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Trooper Steven J. Niewiek | Michigan State Police, Michigan Michigan State Police, Michigan


Steven J. Niewiek

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, February 2, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 1291

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 2/1/1992

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Trooper Steven Niewiek and Trooper James DeLoach were killed when their patrol car was struck by a train as they responded to a call to assist a fellow trooper who was struggling with a suspect at a nearby tavern.

At the Scott Lake Road railroad crossing, the troopers crossed in front of an eastbound Canadian National freight train. The patrol car exploded on impact and was thrown about 400 feet. Several citizens were able to pull Trooper Niewiek from the burning car, but due to the intensity of the fire, they were unable to reach Trooper DeLoach, who was pinned in the driver's seat.

Trooper DeLoach died instantly, and Trooper Niewiek passed away during surgery at 3:35am the following morning at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital.

Six citizens who pulled the two troopers from the wreckage received the Citizen's Award for Bravery for their actions.

Trooper Niewiek had served with the agency for two years.

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Trooper James R. DeLoach
Michigan State Police, Michigan
End of Watch: Saturday, February 1, 1992
Cause: Struck by train

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Thinking about Steve today, Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I especially remember your intelligence and quick wit. RIP Brother

Officer Brian L. Cummer
Kittery Maine Police/379 SPS
May 16, 2017


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