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

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

September 12, 2013

God bless Trooper Butterfield and his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deputy Chief of Police Brian Cadwell
Michigan Tech Public Safety/Police Services

September 12, 2013


POlice Officer James Young
Chicago Police Department

September 12, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY

September 12, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Butterfield's loved ones and everyone at the Michigan State Police. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

September 12, 2013

Rest easy brother. You are in the Lords hand s now.. May the Almighty Father comfort our brothers family.

Detective Mike (Ret)
Chicago PD

September 12, 2013

Matthew 5.9. We'll take it from here Trooper...

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

September 12, 2013

R.I.P. Brother,,,,your 10-87. We'll take it from here.

Sgt. H. Covert (Ret.)
Lee County Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 11, 2013

Although we never met your bravery is one that inspires us in our criminal justice paths. It is a selfless act to decide to wear the badge with honor as you did. You may no longer be among one of our living heroes, but you will forever be in our thoughts. You courageously did what few can do. We think of you with respect and know it takes a strong person to be in the criminal justice field. You will live forever in those who knew your story and find inspiration in all you did. May you rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Heald College Modesto Campus
Criminal Jusitcice
A.S/ A.R/ A.Y/ S.T

September 11, 2013

Our prayers are with your family and your state police family. You were a member of one of the finest law enforcement Agencies in the world; you were one of the finest. Your dedication to your fellow troopers and public safety will not be forgotten by your family, and the brotherhood. You will be missed my brother.

Capt. Glenn E. Kresge
Delaware Health and Social Services

September 11, 2013

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Michigan State Police.

James J. Scanlon (Retired C.P.D.)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

September 11, 2013



September 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers. We could never thank you enough for the ultimate sacrifice you and your family have made. May you rest in peace.

Meghan Reckling
Wife, Police Officer (Mason Police Department, MI)

September 11, 2013


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

September 11, 2013

Rest In peace Trooper Butterfield. Thank you for you service. Praying for Your family through this time. May God watch over the rest of us as the loss of our brother In Blue reminds us of the evil world that we live in.

Deputy S. Hamilton
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2013

It is because of great men like you that I have choose this profession. Your sacrafice will not be forgotten and I hope that God helps to ease the pain of your loss for your family. You are truly a hero and will never be forgotten.

Inspector Ocain
Wisconsin State Patrol

September 11, 2013

I know this site is the last place you would want to see your picture because it means you are no longer with us. But I will say you are in the company of many great officers of which you are one. As a fellow member of the mighty 118th I am honored to have been in recruit school with you. Honored to have worn the same uniform. You represented the MSP well and you will be missed by many. Thank you for your service and may God give you peace.

D/Sgt Larry Rothman
MSP and Fellow Member of the 118th

September 11, 2013

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo
Nassau County NY, PD

September 11, 2013

My thoughts and prays go out to Paul, his family and to the entire MSP Family. Be safe out their!

Retired Tpr. Dan Sarazin
Michigan State Police

September 11, 2013

Go rest high on that mountain Trooper Paul Butterfield, your job here on earth is done. Praying for your family and friends during this difficult time.

Mother and Father of 2 police officers

September 11, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O. Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 11, 2013

Never forgotten, Brother Butterfield. May God bless you and your loved ones. We mourn the loss but celebrate your eternal life with Jesus.

Former PO, Wayne County, Michigan

September 11, 2013

We thank you for your service to your State and Nation. You gave the ultimate sacriface. You will be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out for your family.

Sergeant Johnny Briley
Tennessee Highway Patrol

September 11, 2013

RIP brother Butterfield. From your brother and sister officers of the Ontario Provincial Police.

PC. C.Murray #11160
Ontario Provincial Police

September 11, 2013

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