NEW BALTIMORE (WWJ) – The New Baltimore Police Department is mourning the loss of a reserve officer who was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Police Chief Tim Wiley said 33-year-old Patrick Wisniewski , a married father of five, died Sunday night after his motorcycle collided with a car along Jefferson Avenue in Chesterfield Township.
“Officer Wisniewski’s been with us over the past two years in the capacity of a reserve police officer, Wiley told WWJ Newsradio 950. “We were in the process of bringing him on as a full-time police officer in just a few months.”
Wiley said Wisniewski, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will be sorely missed.
Chesterfield Police said a 64-year-old man was driving with a suspended license when turned his Chevy Impala in front of the Wisniewski’s motorcycle at the 21 Mile Road intersection.
Wisniewski was rushed to McLaren Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other driver, who has not been named by police, was treated for minor injuries and released.
It was not immediately known if alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident. Police said Wisniewski was wearing a helmet.
It’s expected that criminal charges will be filed as investigation is ongoing.
Donations can be made to the Wisniewski family in an account set up through Michigan’s Thin Blue Line at PNC Bank or at the New Baltimore Police Department.