Taylor police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run of auxiliary police officer

Taylor Police have arrested one person connection with the fatal hit-and-run accident of an auxiliary police officer Tuesday night Two others were questioned and released.

Working on information from the public, Taylor police and officers from other agencies worked around the clock leading to the arrest of a Dearborn man on Thursday.

The suspect’s name is not being released at this time. Information will be submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Lt. Dan Kromer, a 20-year veteran of the all-volunteer Taylor Auxiliary Police Department, was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. The incident occurred at 8:59 p.m. Tuesday on the shoulder of westbound I-94 at Monroe in Taylor.

Police said Lt. Kromer, 54, was providing assistance to a motorist on the shoulder of the freeway when he was struck by a white car. The hit-and-run vehicle fled west on I-94. Neither the occupants of the idle vehicle nor Lt. Kromer’s partner were injured.