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

Timeline


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

 

Service


 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.