Police Officer Patrick Michael Prohm

Police Officer Patrick Michael Prohm

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 1996

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Patrick Michael Prohm

Officer Patrick Prohm was shot and killed after attempting to arrest a subject during a felony stop for a stolen vehicle at 12:46 a.m. at Charlevoix Street and Joseph Campau Avenue.

The suspect exited the vehicle and shot once at Officer Prohm, striking him in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other officers on the scene returned fire and arrested the shooter, thinking no shots hit him. The shooter died from a bullet wound to the chest after arriving at the detention area. The wound was not noticed because of the large, puffy jacket he was wearing. The shooter was also a suspect in a multiple shooting the night before in Kalamazoo.

Officer Prohm had been employed with the Detroit Police Department for over two years. He is survived by his three children, parents, six siblings, nieces, and nephews.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 3175

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest, stolen vehicle

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Hi, Pat. I was drawn to your page after seeing a reflection for one of our academy classmates about another hero lost too soon. In reading the reflections, I was struck by the message from the granddaughter you never met. When we worked together at #7, I left on time that night while you processed your arrest. I wish somehow I could have been there with you. God bless you and all our Brothers.

Sgt. William Ross (Retired)
Warren, MI. PD

August 11, 2021

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