Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Paul Kenyon Butterfield, II

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 2013

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Reflections for Trooper Paul Kenyon Butterfield, II

On 2/26/14 it was reported that Eric Knysz was found guilty of the murder of Trooper Butterfield. While this news does not bring Trooper Butterfield back to the loving arms of his family, friends and co-workers, it does take the murderer of the streets as he is facing a mandatory life sentence.

You have done your part, Trooper Butterfield, and given your all. Now rest in peace, and God bless.

Agent Gardner
United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2014

Rest in peace Trooper. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. I hope your family finds the peace and comfort they deserve.

Brother of Sgt. Michael A. Scarbrough EOW 2/9/05

Brian L Scarbrough
brother of fallen officer

February 3, 2014

My sincerest condolences.

P.O. Nelson Marti
New York State Park Police/ Hudson Valley District

December 3, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

October 27, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 24, 2013

May your soul rest in peace, Sir. You served this great state and nation, and we will NEVER forget your courage and dedication!!!


October 6, 2013

May your soul rest in peace, Sir. You served this great state and nation, and we will NEVER forget your courage and dedication!!!


October 5, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Paul was killed.

To Paul's family and fiance, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Butterfield gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 9, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2013

My strongest and deepest condolences to the family members of Paul Butterfield, especially his father. My condolences also extend to Trooper Butterfield brothers and sisters of the Michigan State Police.

Trooper Butterfield is now in Heaven and will enjoy internal peace, joy and Love, because he give his life serving others.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police ( Troop "D")

October 1, 2013

Trooper Butterfield,

Thank you for your service. You will be welcomed by all others who also chose to "Protect and Serve" who went before you. Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray,

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 26, 2013

Praying for his Family, Friends & Brother/Sister Law Enforcement Officers. May justice prevail.

Michelle Rowden

September 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

September 24, 2013



September 18, 2013

Your loss will forever be felt among the "thin Blue Line" Rest in Peace. Officer Butterfield. My condolences to family, friends and colleagues.

James Bourque, Correctional Counselor
USDOJ/Fed. Bureau of Prisons (Ret.)

September 18, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

September 18, 2013

RIP my brother, as you walk the golden roads in heavens gates.

Latonya Moses
Detroit Police Department

September 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper. Thank you for your service to our State and our Country.

Reserve Officer J. Sanders
Belding (MI) Police Dept

September 17, 2013

For Trooper Paul Butterfield:

The traffic stop is never routine and no matter the training or the readiness for trouble not one of us can predict the actions of a lowly wretch who will suddenly open fire. It is the risk that remains inherent in our job. We regret that Paul would be the next law-officer to die under such circumstances. We are grateful for the work of those fellow law-officers who located the culprit and took him into custody. They've performed well and we are thankful beyond words as they have demonstrated, as so many before them, that to take on one of us is to take on all of us. This is the way it will remain - forever.
We pray for Paul's family, friends, co-workers, and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.
We are proud to render Trooper Paul Butterfield, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

September 17, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

September 17, 2013

You will be missed Paul...Rest In Peace. ~Mighty 118th

'Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends' -John 15:13

Trooper Robert Glentz
Michigan State Police Mt Pleasant Post

September 17, 2013

Thank You for your service, Sir.

Deputy NC
Stanly CoSo

September 17, 2013

RIP my brother in blue.

Michigan State Police

September 16, 2013

Rest in Peace, Troop, and thank you for your dedicated service to make our commuities and much safer with you on patrol.

Jerry Scott
Criminal Justice Information Center
Michigan State Police

Jerry Scott

September 15, 2013

Thank you Trooper Butterfield for your ultimate sacrifice! You will FOREVER be in our hearts! May God comfort your family, friends and co workers during this difficult time & in the days ahead. Behind every badge is a HERO as they try to make our state a safer and better place for us to live in! RIP Trooper Butterfield!

Jodi/River Drier
A Very Thankful Citizen

September 15, 2013

While I didn't know Trooper Butterfield, I know many LEO. I am so sorry for our loss, as I feel our troopers belong to all of us. I must say, the funeral service and ceremony was as amazing and impressive as this whole thing is tragic. Thank you to every state in the nation and our neighbors to the north for sending representatives to honor their brother. Stay safe one and all!

Deb Del Zoppo
Custer Michigan

September 15, 2013

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