Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was gunned down today while conducting a traffic stop. The 19 year veteran is survived by a wife and two teenage daughters. We have established this "Lights On" event to honor his memory and support his family and department:
We are deeply saddened to report that Officers Casey Kohlmeier & his partner K-9 Draco were killed last night in a motor vehicle accident. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family, Chief Jim Woolford, the entire Pontiac, IL Police Department and Casey's friends.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has partnered with the Detroit Red Wings, to offer special group savings to all Law Enforcement officers, employees, family and friends.
Heroes Memorial Foundation has set up a memorial page honoring slain Marion County IMPD Officer Rod Bradway:
From WOOD TV8
"Godspeed, my MSP Trooper Paul Butterfield. May you rest in peace."
Read more of MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue's address during today's funeral ceremony: http://j.woodtv.com/wragh...
Photo gallery: http://interactives.woodtv.com/photomojo/gallery/9021/
For those who wanted to send cards to the Family of Trooper Butterfield, the Michigan State Police ask that you send them to:
Michigan State Police
Attn: Trooper Butterfield Family...
C/O: Director’s Office
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, Michigan 48909
The funeral for slain Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield will be at Manistee High/Middle School Saturday, Sept. 14.
Trooper Paul Butterfield Memorial Bracelet
Trooper Butterfield, 43, was a United States Army veteran. After leaving the service, he joined the Michigan State Police in 1999. He had worked at both Hart and Manistee posts.
Butterfield wasn't married, but he leaves loved ones behind. 6 News is told he was recently engaged.
In Lansing, Trooper Butterfield also leaves behind his brothers of the Michigan State Police Lansing post. There, flags fly at half staff, flowers rest nearby on the Fallen Troopers Memorial and member...s of the post wear special badges in tribute.
For them, Trooper Butterfield was more than a co-worker. He was their brother.
"It's just a sad, sad day and it doesn't just go away. It's something that...it's part of us... And it will always be part of us," said Trooper Robert Schwalm, with MSP.
Here is a profile pic made by Heroes Memorial Foundation in Honor of Trooper Paul Butterfield. It also has his badge number on the badge. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and the entire Michigan State Police.
A Trooper's Prayer
Be Thou my Vision, my light and my guide
Lord, keep me safe when dark highways I ride
My shield and my protection when in danger I walk...
Give me courage when by fear I am stalked.
Comfort the families of those who have gone before
Lord, ease our grief, our souls restore
Our loved ones are the righteous, forever they stand
To take their places at Your right hand.
With dedication they led the life they chose
And suffered the thorn to leave us the rose
Brave lives were not wasted, they gave us their love,
Their lives, our inspiration: their memory, our strength.
We who are left salute their brave deeds
We'll cary on with the duty they leave,
They'll be our heroes; their valor will lead
In courage and honor, we will always believe.
By: Trooper Jan Stetson and Sgt. Randall T. Nichols
Maine State Police