Michigan officer dies in chase of robbery suspects

AP News
Posted: Oct 13, 2011 4:08 PM
Michigan officer dies in chase of robbery suspects

A Michigan police officer has been struck and killed by a car driven by two suspected bank robbers who were later shot to death in a shootout with police.

Officials say 41-year-old Walker Police officer Trevor Slot was laying down stop sticks Thursday along a Crockery Township roadway when he was hit. Stop sticks are designed to deflate tires.

Slot died at the scene, about 15 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

Both men in the sport utility vehicle that hit him were killed a short time later after crashing and getting into a shootout with other officers. A shotgun and rifle were recovered.

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State police and county sheriff's officers were chasing the men following a morning bank robbery. Speeds in the chase topped 100 mph.