Funeral service held for Detroit police Officer Fadi Shukur

30-year-old officer dies after being struck by vehicle

DETROIT – A funeral was held Monday morning for Detroit police Officer Fadi Shukur. 

Shukur, 30, served with the Detroit Police Department for just 6 months before being struck by a vehicle on Aug. 4. He died in the hospital two weeks later. 

The service included a full mass. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Police Chief James Craig spoke during the service. 

The crash happened about 2:40 a.m. Aug. 4. Shukur was struck while he and his partner were assisting with a crowd control issue in the 18800 block of West McNichols Road near Stahelin Street in Detroit. Jonathan David Cole, 19, is accused of striking Shukur with his vehicle at a high rate of speed while Shukur was walking to his scout car. Cole left the scene, but later turned himself in at a Detroit police precinct.

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Shukur is survived by his wife Nadeen Maroof Shukur. The couple was married on June 29. 

"Fadi Shukur's dream was to always help people when they were in need," reads a statement from his family. 

Shukur was a veteran who served in the United States Navy for six years on the USS Carl Vinson. He was born in Iraq and became a United States citizen in 2010.

Flags ordered lowered

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Officer Shukur. 

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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Posted by WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit on Monday, August 20, 2018

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