Legacy lives on: Norton Shores officer killed in crash an organ donor

WZZM | Kayla Fortney and Andrew Krietz 
Norton Shores Police officer Jon Ginka was killed in a crash Wednesday, May 10.
(Photo: Norton Shores Police)
NORTON SHORES, MICH. - The Norton Shores Police Department is in mourning after a 10-year veteran was killed in an early morning crash.

Officer Jon Ginka, 34, was heading south on Henry Street near Ross Road when his car left the road and hit a tree, Michigan State Police Lt. Chris McIntire said. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10.

When emergency crews arrived on scene, Ginka was severely injured and taken to Hackey Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Ginka leaves behind a wife and two children.

"Jonathan loved serving this community," Norton Shores Police Chief Jon Gail said. "He continues to serve today by donating his organs to those who need them.

"He was a highly decorated veteran and will truly be missed." Continue reading

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