Patrolman Kenneth Gordon Pine

Patrolman Kenneth Gordon Pine

Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 17, 1975

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.

The driver 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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I meant to appropriately post this on 3-17-17. I see my mom posted a nice story. I just wanted to say I will never forget you and wish constantly especially when this time of year comes up that this never happened!!!! St. Patrick's Day has never been a happy day for me since 1975. 42 years later and I still have my vivid cherished memories and pictures of you from when I was a young boy going on 9 years old. Losing you and grandpa Pine way to young took valuable male figures from my life too early. As my mom said you will never be forgotten and always in our hearts!

Thomas Syme

March 27, 2017

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