Police Officer Gary Neil Priess

Police Officer Gary Neil Priess

DeWitt Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Gary Neil Priess

Officer Gary Priess was killed when he was struck by a tractor trailer while making a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 27 near the I-69 interchange.

Officer Priess was speaking with the driver of the vehicle he had stopped, when the tractor trailer struck his cruiser, and then him. The driver of the tractor trailer pled guilty to negligent homicide and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 2 years probation, and 60 hours of community service.
Officer Priess is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I can't believe 17 years ago on this very day you were taken away from us. You are greatly missed. Rest in peace brother.

Future LEO and Family member of fallen O

January 25, 2017

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