Trooper Larry Lee Forreider

Trooper Larry Lee Forreider

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, December 5, 1974

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Larry Lee Forreider

Trooper Forreider was shot and killed after he and his partner pulled over a car for defective tail lights in Alpena, Michigan. While talking with the occupants, Trooper Forreider's partner observed a gun in the vehicle. The troopers had two passengers exit the passenger side of the vehicle. Suddenly, the driver retrieved a second gun and opened fire. Trooper Forreider was struck twice. The driver fled the scene and later committed suicide as officers closed in on him.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Larry & I went to H.S. Together.. he graduated a year ahead of me and went into the USAF. 4 years later after I graduated I joined the MSP..
When Larry got out of the Service, I recruited him to become a Trooper. In appreciating, he bought me a MSP ring that I wear to this day for special occasions . He and I were like Brothers I loved him as such.. when I was at the Romeo Post, he was stationed to the South at Flat Rock. Many weekends Larry and his young family would come up to Romeo .. Larry had a boat which we put in at Stoney Creek Metro park., our families would go boating and picnic together,
I ate many meals at his folks home in Carp Lake.. they were my family too. For years I blamed myself, but knew that Larry loved & was so proud of Being a Trooper. He was one of the Best,

Larry is resting at the Carp Lake cemetery next to his brother Randy.. who died in an auto accident i policed . Their gravesites are within 30’ of where my father & grandparents lay. I visit the sites every summer and I still cry inside over Larrys loss. God obviously needed one of the best Angels he could summon when he took Larry . R.I.P my friend.. I’ll see you soon.

Trooper Curt Fonger
Michigan State Police

May 9, 2020

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