Police Officer John B. French

Police Officer John B. French

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 15, 1958

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John B. French

Officer French succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was involved in a motorcycle accident on the Ford Expressway.

Officer French was driving east in the morning into the sun on I-94 under Grand River Avenue and didn't see a 12x12 timber workers had placed across the ramp. His helmet came off during the accident and he sustained major head injuries.

Officer French had served with the Detroit Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1060

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 14, 1958

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Officer John B. French was my father, he passed when I was just two and my brother just one years old. Although we do not remember him we will forever be proud of his service.

Gayle "French" Vick

January 29, 2020

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