Patrolman Kenneth Earl Payne

Patrolman Kenneth Earl Payne

Ann Arbor Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, June 4, 1946

Kenneth Earl Payne

Patrolman Payne was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol on Washtenaw Avenue.

Another vehicle pulled in front of him at the intersection of Sheridan Road and suddenly stopped. Patrolman Payne attempted to avoid a collision but was thrown to the ground, causing severe injuries. He succumbed to his injuries eight hours later.

Patrolman Payne was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Ann Arbor Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and grandparents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 4, 2015

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