Fallen New Baltimore officer honored with procession

Officer Patrick Wisniewski killed in motorcycle crash Sunday

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NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. - Police and fire crews drove in procession along with the family and friends of a fallen New Baltimore officer killed in a motorcycle accident.

Officer Patrick Wisniewski was killed when his motorcycle slammed into a car at the intersection of 21 Mile Road and Jefferson on Sunday.

Police say 64-year-old Gerald Lee Belcher of Chesterfield Township made a left turn in front of Wisniewski causing the accident.

Belcher was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended license causing death and driving while intoxicated.

Read: Man charged in crash that killed New Baltimore officer

Wisniewski was a reserve officer with the police department and was also a Staff Sargent in the 127th Security Forces at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

The funeral procession started at Gendernalik Funeral Home in New Baltimore and moved slowly to Selfridge where cars past a line of saluting military.

Wisniewski, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was "just a few months away from being able to achieve the dream of becoming a full-time, full-fledged officer," said Chief Tim Wiley.

He is survived by

How to donate to Wisniewski's family:

An account has been established through Michigan's THIN BLUE LINE at PNC Bank for donations to assist the family of Officer Wisniewski at this most difficult time.

Donations can be dropped off at any PNC Bank location.

Drop off at any PNC Bank Donation
ATTN: TBL/FBO Wisniewski Family

New Baltimore Police Department
ATTN: TBL/FBO Wisniewski Family
37885 Green St.
New Baltimore, MI 48047

Thin Blue Line
ATTN: TBL/FBO Wisniewski Family
P.O. Box 415
Howell, MI 48844

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