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Trooper Chad H. Wolf

May 12, 1977 – August 28, 2015 Trooper Chad Wolf was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle. Trooper Wolf was on motorcycle patrol and traveling northbound in the right lane of Dixie Highway and crossing over southbound I-75 when a vehicle towing an empty trailer traveling in the left lane quickly changed […]

Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II

February 16, 1970 – September 9, 2013 On September 9, 2013, Tpr. Butterfield was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Custer Road, near Townline Road, in Mason County, at approximately 6:20 pm. A few minutes after radioing in the stop a citizen called 911 to report a trooper had been shot. Responding […]

Trooper Jeffrey J. Werda

February 1, 1968 – April 6, 2011 Trooper Jeffrey J. Werda died as a result of injuries sustained from a roll-over crash while enroute to a vehicle pursuit in Saginaw County on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, Saginaw County Central Dispatch put out a call that deputies from […]

Trooper Kevin M. Marshall

November 14, 1969 – July 7, 2003 Trooper Kevin M. Marshall died as a result of gunshot wounds he received while making a tactical entry into a residence of a barricaded gunman. This incident occurred near the city of Fremont, in Newaygo County, on Monday, July 7, 2003 at approximately 4:00pm. During the evening hours […]

Trooper Rick L. Johnson

January 16, 1965 – May 6, 2000 Trooper Rick L. Johnson died as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-94 in Van Buren County, Saturday, May 6, 2000. At 7:00 a.m. Saturday, May 6, Trooper Johnson reported for duty at the Paw Paw […]

Trooper Frederick A. Hardy

November 27, 1962 – November 6, 1999 Tpr. Frederick A. Hardy died as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a passing motor vehicle. He was exiting his patrol unit to conduct a traffic stop during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 6, 1999. At 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, […]

Trooper Manuel H. Fields

April 25, 1960 – August 27, 1994 Tpr. Manuel H. Fields died as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a passing motor vehicle while standing along the shoulder of the roadway during a traffic stop. On August 27, 1994, Trooper Fields reported to the Jackson Post to start an overtime traffic […]

Trooper Bryon S. Egelski

January 10, 1964 – July 11, 1994 Tpr. Bryon S. Egelski died as a result of injuries sustained in a patrol car collision. The collision occurred while he was responding to the call of an injury traffic crash. On July 11, Tprs. Bryon S. Egelski and Danielle Teunion-Smith, assigned to the St. Clair Post, reported […]

Trooper Byron J. Erickson

December 21, 1956 – July 31, 1993 Tpr. Byron J. Erickson died as a result of complications from injuries sustained in an automobile accident during the pursuit of a suspected stolen car. On Friday, July 2, 1993, the Adrian Post received a tip that a stolen 1993 Ford Mustang was parked at a residence in […]

Trooper Steven J. Niewiek

March 27, 1967 – February 2, 1992 Tprs. James R. DeLoach and Steven J. Niewiek died as the result of a patrol car/train accident in Waterford Township on February 1, 1992. While patrolling in Car 2712 at approximately 11 p.m. on February 1, 1992, Troopers DeLoach and Niewiek overheard Oakland County Dispatch report that a […]