Patrolman Kenneth Gordon Pine

Patrolman Kenneth Gordon Pine

Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 17, 1975

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Kenneth Gordon Pine

Patrolman Kenneth Pine was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop on Mack Avenue near Elizabeth Court at about 10:00 pm.

The drunk driver fled the scene after the incident but was arrested a short time later in Grosse Pointe Woods. The 31-year-old woman was convicted of negligent homicide.

Patrolman Pine was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department for five years. He had previously been awarded the department's Medal of Valor for rescuing a woman from Lake St. Clair. He was survived by his wife and two stepdaughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 17
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted of negligent homicide

drunk driver, hit and run, traffic stop

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Sister Helen Pine Syme

March 17, 2023

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