Detroit Police Officer dies after being hit by vehicle

Speed, loss of control were factors in crash that killed Detroit police officer

A Detroit police officer was killed Tuesday when he was involved in a crash on Michigan Avenue near Clark Avenue. The call was placed by an off-duty Detroit Public Schools police officer who happened to live in the neighborhood, Police Chief James Craig said.

"From the collision, the force pushed our officer's vehicle into a metal pylon".

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said six of the seven were shot and one died in an auto crash. If you know that area, I guess they have railroad bridges.

"The suspect was heard saying, 'I will not be taken without a fight, '" Craig said. "I have the unfortunate duty to look in their eyes and keep them encouraged".

"Last two weeks. starting with Officer Doss, DPD officer shot last night, DPS officer and now this.it's certainly a dark day".

"They did everything they could possibly do to save his life", Craig said.

He has a young daughter who was scheduled to travel from Georgia to meet with him this week.

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The chief credited Weathers with saving the life of his partner, Officer Waldis Johnson, who was shot in the head while responding to a domestic violence call last spring.

"A second vehicle with maybe two or three occupants (was involved)".

Our hearts go out to Officer Weathers' family and to and his fellow officers at this very hard time.

"He was a phenomenal officer".

The off-duty school officer is married to one of the female victims, police said.

Darren Weathers, a 25-year-old father and military veteran, was known by the name "Lucky" to friends and coworkers.

The three police officers who were shot in the leg this week outside a home where a barricaded gunman was holed up on the 19000 block of Lamont survived.

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