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SHORT NOTICE - Paul Butterfield, USA Veteran / LEO, Manistee, MI, 14 SEP 13 > Patriot Guard Forums - Americans Doing the Right Thing > Patriot Guard Riders
Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, Manistee 9-14-13
It is with great humility and loss that the Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent memory of Trooper Paul Butterfield who gave his life in service to his community while conducting a law enforcement traffic stop.
Paul was born in Grosse Pointe, MI on Feb. 16, 1970. and a graduate of Bridgeport High School in 1988.
Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. Deploying to Haiti for several months. Following his service with the U.S. Army, he enlisted with the Michigan State Police in 1999, serving at the Manistee and Hart Posts until his death.
Trooper Butterfield joined the Michigan State Police on July 25, 1999, a member of the 118th Trooper Recruit School. Upon graduation Dec. 16, 1999 he was stationed at the Manistee Post. On Oct. 30, 2011 he transferred to the Hart Post. He was assigned to the night shift from the Pere Marquette Township Detachment (Ludington). Trooper Butterfield was also a Distinguished Expert Marksman, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Arson Investigator, and an Evidence Technician. Trooper Butterfield was also awarded the MSP Unit Citation for his role in a murder investigation in 2004.
A Celebration of Life for Trooper Paul Butterfield II will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Manistee High School Gymnasium, 525 12th. Street, Manistee, Michigan,
Final Military Honors will be given by the members of the Walsh Post No. 4499 V.F.W. Ritual Squad of Manistee.
A Michigan State Police Honor Guard will be present throughout the visitation and funeral service.
Date: Saturday 14 Sept, 2013
Location: Manistee High School
525 12th. Street,
Staging: 8:30am to 9::30am
Silent Flag Line: 9:40am
Funeral: 1pm (Short stand down during service.)
Military Honors 2:pm (est)
Riders will stage in the High School Parking Lot, look for Flags. This is a flag line only, no escort and no interment service. Flags and water will be provided.