Police Officer Gary Neil Priess

Police Officer Gary Neil Priess

DeWitt Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 2000

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Gary Neil Priess

Police Officer Gary Priess was killed when he was struck by a tractor-trailer while making a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 127 near the I-69 interchange.

He 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 pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, two years probation, and 60 hours of community service.

Officer Priess had served with the DeWitt Township Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Rest in peace Officer Priess.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 24, 2020

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