#ENDOFWATCH #LAWOFFICERDOW #Tpr. Paul Butterfield
My Condolences to the Department and Family of this Fallen #HERO . May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with their Family during their time of mourning . He will never be forgotten will always be remembered deep within our Hearts. Rest easy Sir we have the watch from here
From the MSP Facebook Page:
The Michigan State Police is mourning the loss of Tpr. Paul Butterfield of the Hart Post who died this evening after being shot while conducting a traffic stop on Custer Road near Townline Road in Mason County.
At 6:20 p.m., Butterfield stopped a vehicle on Custer Road near Townline Road in Mason County. At 6:23 p.m., a passing motorist called 9-1-1 to report finding Butterfield on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. Butterfield was airlifted to Munson Hospital, where he passed away during emergency surgery.
“Tonight we lost a hero,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “The entire MSP family, as well as our greater law enforcement family, mourns alongside the Butterfields. Trooper Butterfield’s sacrifice will never be forgotten; may he rest in peace.”
Trooper Butterfield joined the MSP in 1999, graduating as a member of the 118th Trooper Recruit School. He has served at the Manistee and Hart posts. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army