Nofs offers condolences to the family of slain state trooper

For Immediate Release
Sept. 10, 2013

Contact: Greg Moore

LANSING, Mich.—Senator Mike Nofs offered condolences to the family of Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on Monday night.

"My heart goes out to the Butterfields and the entire State Police family," said Nofs, R-Battle Creek. "I know from personal experience the difficulty of this type of loss and it is my sincere hope that Trooper Butterfield's sacrifice serves as a reminder to all of us of the peril that Michigan's first responders face on a daily basis."

Nofs served for 25 years with the Michigan State Police, retiring in 2002 as the Battle Creek post commander.