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Slain Mich. Trooper Helped Capture His Suspected Killer

September 10, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.
Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.
A Michigan trooper died late Monday after he was shot in the head at a vehicle stop in a rural area in the western area of the state.

Trooper Paul Butterfield, 43, helped lead law enforcement officers to his alleged killer by radioing location and vehicle information before he was shot, reports MLive.com.

Butterfield pulled over a vehicle on Custer Road in Mason County at around 6:20 p.m. Several minutes later, a motorist called 911 to report that the trooper was on the side of the road with a head wound. He died during emergency surgery.

Butterfield, a 14-year veteran of the Michigan State Police, was assigned to the Hart Post (No. 62). Gov. Rick Snyder called the trooper's death a "tragic event" for Michigan.

"This senseless incident is a grim reminder that our brave public safety officers put their lives on the line every day when they go to work protecting Michiganders," Gov. Snyder said in a statement. "They are heroes. Our hearts break when a Michigan State Police trooper, or any of our other police officers or firefighters, is killed in the line of duty."

Tags: Michigan State Police, Duty Deaths, Vehicle Stops


Comments (10)

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Georganne baker @ 9/10/2013 10:37 AM

Thank you for your heroic service. God rest your soul & comfort your family & your department

Trigger @ 9/10/2013 3:36 PM

Brother Paul, thank you for your service to this Great Country and to the citizens of the State of Michigan. May the Good Lord hold you and your family close. Rest in peace.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/10/2013 4:55 PM

My condolences to his entire immediate family and to the entire State of Michigan. We lost another hero today.

Jorge Ramirez Ph.D. @ 9/10/2013 4:59 PM

Rest my brother. Your tour of duty is over. May the good Lord receive you. May he grand peace to all that will miss your soul.

Chief Eric R. Nunez @ 9/10/2013 5:05 PM

May God bless the Butterfield Family, the Michigan State Police and the departed soul of one of America's finest, Trooper Paul Butterfield. We at the La Palma Police Department express our condolences, offer our support and share in this unimaginable loss. May Peace Be With You Always

Johnny D @ 9/10/2013 5:33 PM

May you Rest In Peace...

Chuck @ 9/10/2013 7:58 PM

My prayers to the brave Trooper and the loved ones he left behind. May he Rest in Peace.

Troop @ 9/11/2013 2:21 AM

Rest in peace and condolences to the family from the Nevada State Troopers.

RTJC @ 9/11/2013 1:37 PM

RIP Trooper Butterfield. Prayers to your family, friends, and fellow Law Enforcement Officers.

GPD @ 9/12/2013 2:58 AM

May our brother rest in peace. Our prayers to Trooper Butterfield's family and department. From the Greenfield California Police Departmetn

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