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July 18, 2011
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Detroit Police Sgt. dies after motorcycle crash

Sgt. Michael Martel, 42, was in critical condition for 2 days

By PoliceOne Staff

DETROIT — A Detroit police sergeant died two days after being injured in an off-duty motorcycle crash.

After his motorcycle veered off the road Friday, Sergeant Michael Martel, 42, was sent to the hospital where he died Sunday, the Detroit Free Press reported.

He had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, Police Chief Donald Drake said.

Memorial services are pending.

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