michigan state police

Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

Man Gets Life Behind Bars In Michigan State Trooper’s Death

A 20-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a Michigan state trooper during a traffic stop was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2014

Pontiac 4th graders graduate from the Michigan State Police Gang Resistance Education and Training program. (credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

It’s A Real Threat — State Police Program Works To Keep Young Kids Out Of Gangs

“It’s difficult right now for them, even as they walk back and forth to school …”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2014

2 Michigan State Troopers Hospitalized After Crash

Two Michigan State Police troopers have been injured after their patrol car was struck by another vehicle while en route to a domestic trouble report.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

Trooper Paul Butterfield (Credit: Michigan State Police)

Witnesses Describe Efforts To Save Fallen Trooper

Sobbing witnesses took the stand at the trial of a man charged with killing a Michigan state trooper, describing how they found the victim face-down in the road with a gunshot wound to the head.


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State Police Chide Mark Hackel: 911 Is Not For Reporting Potholes

Quite a battle is brewing over potholes and 911.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2014

Police: Man Steals Charter Bus Left Warming Up In Detroit

A 25-year-old man will undergo a mental evaluation after police say he stole a bus in Detroit, sideswiped a car and fled to the suburbs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2014

Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

Pregnant Wife Of Murder Suspect Sentenced In Trooper’s Death

The pregnant wife of a man charged with fatally shooting a Michigan state trooper during a traffic stop has been sentenced to two to five years in prison for helping him escape.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2013

Tammi Lynne Spofford (Booking Photo)

Mother Of Suspect In Trooper’s Shooting Death Faces Charges

The mother of a man accused of fatally shooting a Michigan state trooper has been charged with helping her son steal a car to flee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2013

Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

Wife Of Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty In Mich. State Trooper’s Death

“My husband pulled away, and I looked behind and I saw the trooper laying in the road and a bunch of blood,” she testified.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013

Eric Knysz -- Sarah Knysz (Booking Photo)

February Trial Set In State Trooper’s Shooting Death

A roughly 2-week trial has been scheduled for a man charged with murdering a Michigan State Police trooper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013