July 17, 2005
Mich. officer killed in accident during chase
Officer Down: Owen Fisher - [Flint, Michigan]
Additional info: Officer Fisher had only been with the force for four months. He leaves behind a fiance.
Cause of Death: Officer Fisher died after his cruiser collided with another cruiser during a pursuit.
Date of Incident: July 16, 2005
Suspect Info: The 19-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, is in police custody along with a male and female passenger.
The Associated Press
FLINT, Mich. - Two police cruisers collided during a chase Saturday, killing a Flint police officer who had been with the force for four months and seriously injuring three other officers, police said.
The crash happened about 1:50 a.m. as police were trying to stop an erratic driver in Genesee County, police said in a news release.
The officer who died was identified as Owen Fisher, 24, a Flint native. The two cruisers collided in Burton. One car flipped and caught fire, witnesses said.
The Michigan State Police and officers from Flint continued the chase and arrested a 19-year-old man, who was being held in the Genesee County Jail pending charges.
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