The Norton Shores (MI) Police Department is in mourning after a 10-year veteran was killed in an early morning crash while he was on duty, reports the Detroit Free Press .
The single-car crash occurred around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. The officer’s cruiser left the road and struck a tree.
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Officer Jon Ginka (Photo: Norton Shores PD)
When emergency crews arrived on scene, Officer Jon Ginka was severely injured and taken to Hackey Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Officer Ginka leaves behind a wife and two children.
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