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Officer Shot and Killed in Southern Michigan

(Galesburg, MI) - A police chase in southern Michigan ended in tragedy over the weekend.


It happened Saturday night east of Kalamazoo. At a local gas station, sheriff’s deputies located a suspect who had been involved in an earlier police chase. The suspect pulled a gun on deputies and took off.


During the ensuing chase, the suspect fired at police. One of them was hit by the gunfire and crashed his car. The suspect eventually crashed his car into a field and continued firing at police. Deputies put an end to the situation by gunning down the suspect, who died at the scene.


The injured deputy, identified as Ryan Proxmire, was found by a passing motorist who called 911. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, deputy Proxmire died from injuries yesterday.

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