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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