Police Officer Trevor Slot
Walker Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: October 13, 2011
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom
Walker Police Department
4343 Remembrance Road
Walker, MI 49534
Phone: (616) 453-5441
Police Officer Trevor Slot was struck and killed by a bank robbery suspect while attempting to deploy stop sticks on I-96 at 8th Avenue.
The two suspects had robbed a bank in Ravenna, Michigan, and were fleeing the area when they were spotted by on-duty FBI agents who happened to be in the area. The agents initiated a pursuit and were quickly joined by several state and local agencies.
The pursuit continued along I-96 at speeds over 100 mph as the suspects opened fire on the pursuing units with a shotgun and rifle. As the vehicle approached the 8th Avenue exit Officer Slot attempted to deploy stop sticks but was fatally struck by the vehicle. The vehicle crashed moments later and the two suspects were shot and killed as they opened fire on other officers.
Officer Slot is survived by his wife and family.
MARNE, Mich— The Michigan State Police confirm that a Walker police officer and two banker robbery suspects are dead after a chase through three counties.
The officer has been identified as Trevor Slot. His wife, Kim, is a teacher.
The superintendent of Northview Public Schools, Mike Paskewicz, issued a statement:
- "The Northview Public Schools family is deeply saddened by the death Officer Trevor Slot. His wife Kim, is a teacher at Crossroads Middle School. Our prayers are with the family. The district crisis team has been activated and will be available for students and staff."
One covered body has been seen on the pavement with Ottawa County officers hugging one another and being consoled by a clergyman.
Walker Police Chief Catherine M Garcia-Lindstrom said Slot was hit by the suspect vehicle as he set out spike strips.
The chase ended when the suspect vehicle, a blue Bravada left the road and landed in a ditch. The suspects exchanged shots with officers.
Police chased at least two suspects from the scene of a bank robbery in Ravenna into Ottawa County, onto I-96 east to Fruitport Avenue. The suspects then reversed and went west on I-96, firing at pursuing state police vehicles as they went.
At one point, the chase went past the campus for Coopersville Area Public Schools, and the campus was placed in lockdown for s short time.
Scanner traffic during the chase included officers reporting guns pointed out of the suspect vehicle as they drove along country roads in Muskegon and Ottawa Counties. Shot were reported fired after the chase headed eastbound on I-96.
The suspects reversed direction around Fruit Ridge Avenue, and the chase ended on westbound I-96 at 8th Avenue in Marne. The freeway was closed.
The suspects avoided stop strips on the pavement at least once.
The pursuit began when a robbery was reported at the Choice One Bank at 3069 S. Slocum in Ravenna. It is unknown if any money was taken.