unheralded hero

Police Officer john selock

Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Grosse Pointe Park Police Department

Rank: Police Officer

Badge:  Unknown

Served: Unknown

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Traffic Enforcement - Motorcycle Patrol

Location of Incident (Present Day): Philip Street in Detroit, Michigan

Cause of Death: Motorcycle Crash

Age at Time of Death: 23


Date of Birth: 10 June 1901

Date of Appointment: Unknown

Date of Incident: 4 October 1924

End of Watch: 6 October 1924

Date of Interment: 7 October 1924


Unheralded Hero Investigation Began: 13 April 2021

Accepted By Agency: October 2021

Approved By National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: 2 February 2022


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Kulpmont, Pennsylvania
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial



 Military Service: No Military Service


Memorial Details

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel 40 West Line 33

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed

Memorial at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum: Not Listed

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: Not Listed

Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial: Not Listed

Wayne County First Responders Memorial: Not Listed


Incident & Biographic Details

Motorcycle Patrolman John Selock succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when his motorcycle struck a parked car on Philip Street as he pursued a speeding vehicle.

He had pursued the vehicle into the city of Detroit when he struck the car on Philip Street. He was taken to Henry Ford Hospital with severe injuries. He remained in the hospital until passing away.

Patrolman Selock was survived by his parents and four siblings.