Captain Collin Birnie was killed in a vehicle crash on Elms Road, between Mount Morris Road and Francis Road.
An oncoming vehicle was attempting to pass other cars when it lost control and struck Captain Birnie’s department vehicle head-on.
Captain Birnie was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He had served with the Flint Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Here is Captain Birnie’s obituary.
BIRNIE, Captain Collin Brevik – of Montrose, age 53, died Friday, February 4, 2022 at Hurley Medical Center.
Memorial service was held Friday, February 11, 2022 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Flint, Michigan, with Police and Military honors following.
The Reverend Don Davidson officiating.
Collin was born in Ann Arbor on May 4, 1968. On June 6, 1988, he married Tina Gott. Collin served in the United States Marines from 1988-92 during both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.
Captain Birnie served 26 years for the Flint Police Department, was an avid hunter and enjoyed being in the woods whenever he could. He also enjoyed fishing and watching football.
Surviving are wife, Tina, children, Marista (Damon) Dryden and Bailey (Blas) Ramirez, granddaughters, Evelyn and Jacqueline, father, Reed Birnie, mother and step-father, Stephanie and Jack Webb, sister, Nicole (Nick) Tefft and nephews, Brevik and Barrett.