Officer Bruce J. Van Popering

Officer Bruce J. Van Popering

East Grand Rapids Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1994

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Bruce J. Van Popering

Officer Van Popering from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic after 4th of July celebrations. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Monday, July 4, 1994

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I worked with Bruce back in 1980s when I was a ACO for Kent County Sheriff Department (Animal Control Officer). He was always friendly and kept telling me to better myself. I went on to become a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and retired in 2015 after 30 years of service. He was a good man and fine officer. Sorry it took so long to Honor him. Thank you Bruce for pushing me!! Rest in God’s arms for eternity.

Federal Law Enforcement Officer

October 12, 2022

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