Officer Rank: Captain
Department: Flint, Michigan, P.D.
End of Watch: 02/04/2022
Cause: Traffic-related, automobile crash
Length of Service: 26 years
Captain Birnie was killed in an automobile crash when his department vehicle was struck head-on by a juvenile motorist attempting to pass other vehicles at a high rate of speed. The juvenile motorist plead guilty to reckless driving resulting in death.