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Woman Dies in Crash with Police Vehicle in Michigan

September 22, 2018

BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, MI. – September 17, 2018 ( As reported online by, a woman tragically died September 16 in a crash with a police vehicle in Bainbridge Township, Michigan.*

The crash reportedly occurred on the afternoon of September 16. Two Pokagon Ban Police officers were responding to a call of domestic violence in Bainbridge Township and were traveling to the scene with the lights of their SUV flashing and sirens sounding. On M-140, 69-year-old Sherry Lynn Temple, of Stevensville, Michigan, ran a stop sign and crashed into the police SUV.

The officer driving, 45-year-old Gustavo Pop-Monroy, was transported to a local hospital with lacerations and a broken hand and arm. He has since been released. The other officer in the SUV, 35-year-old Earl Holbrook, was also transported to a nearby hospital with a head injury. He is reportedly in stable condition. Temple died on the scene. No additional information has been reported at this time. 

According to a report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, during the five-year period between 2010 and 2014, 78 police officers in the United States died in vehicle crashes while responding to a call for service. More than half of these deaths — 53 percent — were situations in which officers were responding to calls for help from another officer and crashed while traveling to the scene. 

The second-most frequent scenario in these crash-related officer deaths was officers responding to reports of traffic accidents. Two of the cases involved officers responding to assist EMS personnel who had called for help. Forty-five of the 78 cases (or 58 percent) were single-vehicle accidents, involving only the police cruiser. Four of the crashes involved two officers colliding with each other while driving to a service call. 

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