On Tuesday February 13th, 2018 a Detroit Police officer was transported to Henry Ford Hospital following a car crash near Michigan and Clark Ave on the southwest side of the city. The accident occurred at approximately 11:45am during a training exercise that the officer was involved in.
Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital did everything they could to try to save the officer’s life but sadly he did die as a result of injuries that he sustained in the accident.
The officer is identified as Darren Weathers also lovingly known as ‘Lucky’. Officer Weathers was only 25-years-old.
Officer Darren Weathers had been with the Detroit Police Department for about 1 1/2 years.
Police Chief James Craig said Weathers was “a hero, and one of Detroit’s finest.”
Darren Weathers was a rookie six months out of the training academy, when he and his partner, Waldis Johnson responded to a domestic assault at an apartment building on Joy Road on Detroit’s west side about 10:45 p.m. on Sunday April 30th. Officer Johnson was shot in the head during that incident. It was his partner Officer Darren Weathers who was able to get the critically injured officer out of harms way.
Craig said an investigation into the incident is ongoing and more details about the training exercise and the crash would be released when those become available.