Funeral arrangements set for Detroit Officer Fadi Shukur

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Fadi Shukur

Funeral arrangements for a Detroit police officer who died Wednesday after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run two weeks ago have been made.

Visitation for Officer Fadi Shukur will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday and 3-9 p.m. Saturday at the Southfield Funeral Home, 18338 W. 12 Mile in Southfield.

A mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. George Chaldean Catholic Church, 45700 Dequindre in Shelby Township. A committal service will follow at
the White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake in Troy.

A memorial luncheon and prayer vigil will be held after at the Villa Penna Banquet Center, 43985 Hayes in Sterling Heights.

His obituary on the funeral home's web site said Shukur was born Dec. 1, 1987 in Baghdad. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and became a U.S. citizen in 2010, it also said.

Shukur is survived by his wife, Nadeen Maroof Shukur, whom he married on June 29, father Anthony Banks, mother Anita Zia Shilmoun Banks, a brother and sister, grandparents and other family.

Gov. Rick Snyder Friday ordered U.S. and Michigan flags at all state buildings and within the state capitol complex to be lowered to half-staff Monday in Shukur's honor. 

“Officer Shukur was a brave man who worked diligently to protect Michiganders and the city of Detroit,” the governor said in a statement. “I send my sincerest condolences to is family, friends, and the entire Detroit Police Department during this difficult time.”

Shukur had been a Detroit police officer for about a year and a half and worked in the department's eight precinct.

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He was on duty when he was struck by a car at about 2:40 a.m. Aug. 4 in the 18000 block of West McNichols near Stahelin Avenue on the city's west side, according to police.

Shukur and his fellow officers from the city's Eighth Precinct were helping with a crowd control situation in the area.

The alleged driver of the vehicle that struck Shukur, Jonathan David Cole, 19, was formally charged in court Thursday with second-degree murder. Cole also faces charges of reckless driving causing death and failure to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault resulting in death.

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