Fadi Shukur

Fadi Shukur (Photo: Detroit Police Department)

Funeral Services For Detroit Officer Killed In Hit-And-Run

August 17, 2018 - 6:38 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Funeral services have been announced for a Detroit Police officer killed in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month. 

Officer Fadi Shukur, 30, was struck along McNichols Road near the Southfield Freeway, early the morning of August 4 while working to disperse a crowd. He died Wednesday

Visitation for Shukur will be held Friday between 4 and 8 p.m. at the Southfield Funeral Home, and also Saturday between 3 and 9 p.m.. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday beginning at 10 a.m. at the St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in Utica.

According to investigators, Shukur was on foot, headed back to his patrol car, when he was struck from behind by a Jeep SUV that was traveling around 60-70 miles per hour. The driver, 19-year-old Jonathan Cole, fled the scene, police said, but turned himself in at a DPD precinct later in the day. 

Cole was initially charged with reckless driving and failure to stop at the scene of an accident, but the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office upgraded the charges to include second degree murder. 

Shukur was born in Baghdad, Iraq and became a U.S. citizen in 2010. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for six years on the USS Carl Vinson, and worked for the DPD for just over a year. He is survived by his newlywed wife Nadeen Maroof Shukur, married June 29, 2018, parents and extended family.

Shukur is the third Detroit Police officer killed in the line of duty this year. Officer Glenn Doss, Jr. was shot to death in January, and Officer Darren Weathers died in a car crash in February.  

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, Aug. 20, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Shukur.