NORTON SHORES, Mich. — A Norton Shores Police officer died Wednesday after a crash involving his cruiser while on duty.
Police say officer Jonathan Ginka was driving south on Henry Street south of Ross Road at about 2:30 a.m. when his cruiser left the road and struck a tree.
Ginka, 34, was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.
Ginka was a 10-year veteran of the department. He leaves behind a wife and two kids, according to police.
Norton Shores Police Chief Jon Gale called Ginka's death a "horrific loss" and said the department's office would be closed Wednesday.
"He was a highly decorated veteran, and will truly be missed," Gale said during a press conference.
Michigan State Police are investigating the crash. Funeral arrangements haven't been made final yet.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.