Norton Shores officer dies from injuries in early morning crash

Posted at 6:45 AM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 13:26:08-04

NORTON SHORES, Mich. — A 10-year veteran officer of the Norton Shores Police department has died from injuries sustained during a crash in his police cruiser Wednesday morning.

Officer Jon Ginka (Photo courtesy: Norton Shores Police Department)

The officer killed in the crash has been identified as 34-year-old Jonathan Ginka.  Police say Ginka was driving south on Henry Street south of Ross Road at about 2:30 a.m. when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

He was taken to the hospital and later died.

The officer leaves behind a wife and two kids, according to police. Michigan State Police will be investigating this crash.