Trooper Steven B. DeVries

Trooper Steven B. DeVries

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, October 12, 1972

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Steven B. DeVries

Trooper DeVries was shot and killed after stopping a suspect who had just robbed a bank in Niles, Michigan. During the stop the suspect shot him in the chest. Responding officers found that during the course of the stop Trooper DeVries had written the man's name and address on a note pad and arrested the man.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison but escaped in 1987. Later that same year he was shot and killed by deputies in Mississippi following another bank robbery.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Later shot and killed

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Trooper DeVries, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 9, 2019

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