November 29, 1953 – July 22, 1982
Tpr. Vicki Moreau DeVries died as a result of injuries suffered when her unmarked State Police car left the roadway and overturned.
Trooper DeVries was working as an undercover narcotics officer, temporarily assigned to COMET (Combined Oakland-Macomb Enforcement Team). After having made a successful narcotics transaction with a suspected narcotics dealer, she stopped in Utica to meet with her supervisor and other narcotics officers. Due to the late hour and the fact that she was transporting evidence from the narcotics investigation, she was authorized to drive the unmarked State Police vehicle to her residence. The evidence was to be turned over to the State Police Crime Lab as soon as it opened the following morning. While she was enroute to her residence, the car left the roadway and overturned. The accident occurred on I-696 freeway in the city of Farmington Hills. Trooper DeVries was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Trooper DeVries was the 36th MSP officer to die in the line of duty.