Trooper Joel Popp

Trooper Joel Popp

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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Joel Popp

Trooper Joel Popp was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting with a DUI investigation on northbound I-75 near Birch Run at about 7:10 pm.

He was standing outside of his vehicle when another motorist struck him and two patrol cars. Trooper Popp was transported to Hurley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 81-year-old driver sustained serious injuries.

Trooper Popp had served with the Michigan State Police for four years and was assigned to the Tri-City Post. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, two brothers, and grandparents.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1779

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop


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Our hearts go out to the Family and Colleagues of Trooper Joel Popp who lost his life while Serving and Protecting the community. May your Legacy of Courage and Dedication INSPIRE US ALL!

Survivor / Wife Chrisy Henderson
Polk County Sheriff’s Office GA.

February 23, 2024

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