Patrolman Kenneth Gordon Pine

Patrolman Kenneth Gordon Pine

Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 17, 1975

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Kenneth Gordon Pine

Patrolman Pine was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop on Mack Avenue at 2200 hours. The drunk driver fled the scene after the incident but was arrested a short time later in Grosse Pointe Woods.

A 31-year-old woman was convicted of negligent homicide.

Patrolman Pine was a US Air Force veteran and had served with the Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department for 5 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

Incident Details

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

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Dear Brother - I’m posting this so everyone will know you have a son. His name is Kenneth Decker. He is amazing and has a beautiful family. I know you would be so proud of him. I am forever grateful he found me.

Helen Pine Syme

February 1, 2020

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