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Police Officer John B. French | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

John B. French

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, May 15, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 5/14/1958

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Officer French succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was involved in a motorcycle accident on the Ford Expressway. His helmet came off during the accident and he sustained major head injuries.

Officer French had served with the Detroit Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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I was going through a forum page for historic Detroit and your name had come up John. The times have changed and years gone by but people still remember you John. I just wanted to let you know that.

I am not an officer.
September 23, 2015


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