July 18, 1919 – November 26, 1941
Tpr. John W. Cain w as killed in a motor vehicle crash on Teleg raph Road, south of Flat Rock. The patrol car he w as driving w as struck head-on by a vehicle fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident near Wyandotte, Michigan.
Trooper Cain and his partner, Tpr. Walter Stevens, were northbound responding to another traffic accident w hen the crash occurred. The driver of the southbound vehicle was also killed. There was evidence he had been drinking . Trooper Stevens suffered internal and head injuries, but recovered and returned to active duty.
Trooper Cain w as the 12th MSP officer to die in the line of duty.