Police Officer Daniel Craig Duyst

Police Officer Daniel Craig Duyst

Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, May 30, 1994

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Daniel Craig Duyst

Officer Duyst was killed after being electrocuted when he jumped into water which had an electric charge in it. He was off duty on a family outing at Spring Lake when another man jumped off a pier into water which had an electric charge due to an electrical cord which had come in contact with the water. When Officer Duyst saw the man calling for help he dove off of his boat in an attempt to rescue the man but was also electrocuted.

Officer Duyst was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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I will be riding in your memory/honor in the Police Unity Tour this year. I was honored to get the blessing of your family to do so.

Thank you for your service.

Sergeant S. Wierengo
Kent County Sheriff Department

April 17, 2019

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