Trooper Kermit Fitzpatrick

Trooper Kermit Fitzpatrick

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, July 7, 1991

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Kermit Fitzpatrick

Trooper Kermit Fitzpatrick was shot and killed during a traffic stop on the I 96 and Joy Road in Detroit at 8:00 am.

As he approached the vehicle, the driver produced a .22 caliber handgun and fired six times, striking Trooper Fitzpatrick in the jaw, in the chest twice, and in the leg. Two additional shots were stopped by his bulletproof vest.

Trooper Fitzpatrick was transported to the Henry Ford Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in solitary confinement and hard labor without the possibility of parole.

Trooper Fitzpatrick was United States Army military police veteran and had served with the Michigan State Police for four years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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Kermit and I stayed in the same dorm at WMU....Bigelow. His Intimidating
stature and his gentle persona drew me to him as a righteous guy. I remember he entered a tough man contest in Kalamazoo. All our friends and buddies kind of dismissed as propaganda. This was during the time when these kind of matches was just starting to gain traction. Kermit won! We were friends for the entire time we at WMU together. I still think about him on occasion to this day when I look back on those who impacted my
4 yrs. at WMU.

He was also on WMU football team!

Until we meet again bro! Sweet Rest

Michael Angelo Kitchen
Close Friend @ WMU

July 7, 2022

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