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By Dominique Madden
Contributing Columnist 

Inkster Police Department to hold Annual Memorial Service

 

On Friday, August 7 2020 at 11:30am the Inkster Police Department invites you to join them for otheir annual memorial service as they honor the four officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Inkster. Officer Kenneth Woodmore, Sergeant Ira Parker, Officer Clay Hoover, and Officer Daniel Dubiel. Social distancing will be maintained and the public is welcome join us at the police department for the memorial service with food and refreshments to follow.

Officer Daniel Dubiel

EOW: Thursday, July 9, 1987

Sergeant Ira Parker

EOW: Thursday, July 9, 1987

Officer Clay Hoover

EOW: Thursday, July 9, 1987

Officer Kenneth Woodmore

EOW: Friday, June 17, 1994

Officer Kenneth Woodmore was shot and killed after stopping a man on a bicycle who had just completed a drug transaction at the intersection of Pine and Henry Streets. Officer Woodmore had served with the Inkster Police Department for five years. He is survived by his two sons and two daughters.

Sergeant Ira Parker, Officer Clay Hoover, and Officer Daniel Dubiel were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant for a bad check from a rental car agency on a 68 year-old woman and her three sons at a local motel.

Officers Dubiel and Hoover entered the room first and after several minutes of conversation with the four suspects Officer Dubiel called for a supervisor. Sgt. Parker responded to the scene, minutes after walking into the room a volley of gunfire was heard. Before their arrest the suspects held officers at bay during a ten hour standoff as hundreds of rounds were fired from their room.

Sergeant Parker had served with the Inkster Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Officer Dubiel had served with the Inkster Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Officer Hoover had served with the Inkster Police Department for 6 months. He was survived by his mother, father, 2 brothers, and sister.

 

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