Funeral arrangements released for Officer Jonathan Ginka


NORTON SHORES, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) The Norton Shores Police Department released the details on Sunday for the funeral and visitation of Officer Jonathan Ginka, who was killed in a car crash last week.

Family and friends will gather at the Sytsema Funeral Home, 6291 S. Harvey St. Norton Shores, on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for visitation,

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1110 Dykstra Rd. North Muskegon, and following the Mass there will be a procession to the Laketon Township Cemetery on Horton Rd. where Ginka will be buried.

Police advise that Witham Rd. will be closed from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and anyone wishing to be part of the police procession should line up along the route before 12:45 p.m. The route will be: East on Dykstra Rd. to south on Witham Dr. to west on Ruddiman Dr. to north on N. Bear Lake Rd. to east on Fenner Rd.

Cards and letters of condolence can be sent to the Norton Shores Police Department, 4814 S. Henry St., Norton Shores, Mich. 49441.

Instead of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Norton Shores Crime Prevention Fund in Ginka’s name.

Michigan State Police said Ginka was wearing his seatbelt and speed was not a factor in the Wednesday morning crash when his patrol car hit a tree.

The 34-year-old was a husband and father of two.

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