Warren police officer on motorcycle injured on freeway ramp

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published November 11, 2021


WARREN — A Warren police motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a crash on the ramp to westbound Interstate 696 near Bunert Road Nov. 10.

According to the Michigan State Police, a preliminary investigation found that the officer was seen moving from a stationary position on the service drive and toward the ramp, where he reportedly struck a curb and lost control. He came to rest about halfway through the ramp and was found “down and unconscious but breathing” at about 4 p.m. 

Emergency crews responded and the ambulance that transported the officer was escorted to Ascension St. John Hospital on Moross Road.

“That just displays the camaraderie and concern that everyone has for their fellow brother in law enforcement,” Dwyer said. “It was important to get him to the ER as quickly as possible.” 

The officer was reportedly using a laser to track speeds on the service drive near Gratiot Avenue.

Dwyer said the officer, 47, has been with the Warren Police Department for nine years.

“We’re praying for him, for a full recovery,” Dwyer said.

On Nov. 17, Deputy Commissioner Robert Ahrens of the Warren Police Department said the officer remained hospitalized. He said the officer continued to get support from the men and women of the department and that he was responding to text and email messages.