Patrolman Steven J. Molitor

Patrolman Steven J. Molitor

Grosse Pointe Park Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 1985

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Steven J. Molitor

Patrolman Molitor suffered a fatal skull fracture during a struggle with a suspect. He and his partner were exiting a restaurant when they observed two people tampering with their patrol car. The suspects resisted arrest when confronted by the officers and during the ensuing struggle Patrolman Molitor suffered a heart attack. As he fell to the ground he struck his head on the suspect's car door, causing a fractured skull. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the head wound.
Patrolman Molitor had been with the agency for 18 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 123

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Always in our hearts and memories. We will never forget December 12, 1985, the day you were taken from us. Though the years pass and fade, you are ever present to us.
Love, Susan

Susan Vanden Boom

December 9, 2016

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