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Michigan Trooper Killed in Motorcycle Crash

September 20, 2017  | 

Trooper Timothy O’Neill (Photo: Michigan State Police)
Trooper Timothy O’Neill (Photo: Michigan State Police)

The Michigan State Police report that Trooper Timothy O’Neill has died as a result of injuries sustained in an on-duty motorcycle crash this morning.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the death of one of our own, Trooper Timothy O’Neill,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “I ask that you please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.” 

O’Neill was on patrol on his department motorcycle at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning when he was involved in a crash in Plainfield Township. No one else was injured, and the crash remains under investigation.

O’Neill, 28, enlisted with the MSP in 2014. He has served at the Rockford Post his entire career. 

O’Neill is survived by his mother, father, brother, sister and fiancé. He was set to be married in October.

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kevcopaz @ 9/20/2017 6:31 PM

AGAIN! Yet another brother killed on a death rocket in 2 days!Once again, sorry that another brother officer died riding an outdated and nearly useless vehicle (motorcycle) that should have been replaced by a REAL vehicle (i.e. car) years ago. We have lost too many of our officers to these vehicles. ALMOST 100% of the officers killed in Motorcycle accidents would have survived if they had been in a car. Face it motor cops your safety is worth more than recapping tickets and "looking" macho" on a motor cycle. They are inherently less safe then a car during normal use, let alone police use. Insurance companies should stop insuring agencies that use motorcycles in routine patrol. I don't think I have ever said this before but I love those motor officers and what they do, but they could do it just as well in a vehicle. Don't be foolish, your family should be considered when you choose to ride these death bikes on duty.You choosing a bike is one thing, but does your family deserve losing U

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