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Flint police captain dies in crash

The department says he was driving a patrol car when he was hit head-on at a four-way stop.
Flint police captain dies in crash
Published: Feb. 5, 2022 at 8:25 AM EST
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FLINT, Mich. (WILX) - The Flint Police Department is mourning the death of one of its officers

Long-time Captain Collin Birnie died in a crash while on-duty Friday, according to the City of Flint Police Department.

The department says he was driving a patrol car when he was hit head-on at a four-way stop.

Birnie was a 26-year veteran in the department and was a force behind several projects. Chief Terence Green says this is a major loss for the Genesee County community.

“The biggest thing I remember about him is, you knew he was in the building when he laughed. He had a laugh that basically could be carried throughout the entire department,” Chief Green said. “He was the epitome of a law enforcement officer, but he’s also a human.”

Birnie leaves behind a wife, two kids, and grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are still being made.

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