Patrolman Sidney A. Dethloff

Patrolman Sidney A. Dethloff

Livonia Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, June 23, 1952

Sidney A. Dethloff

Patrolman Sidney Dethloff was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident at the intersection of Haggerty and Seven Mile Road.

Patrolman Dethloff and his partner had responded to a family disturbance call on 7 Mile Road, east of Haggerty. While investigating the officers were standing well off the road and on the shoulder side of a parked vehicle when an eastbound speeding vehicle veered off the roadway. Patrolman Dethloff's partner was able to jump clear by jumping on the hood of the parked car, but the vehicle struck Patrolman Dethloff.

The male driver of the suspect vehicle had blacked out, causing the car to leave the roadway. It was suspected that the driver may have suffered a mild heart attack as three days later he passed away from heart failure.

Patrolman Dethloff had served with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 23, 2015

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