“It is with a substantial heart that I affirm the passing of one of our own, Trooper Timothy O’Neill,” Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, the Michigan State Police’s chief, said in an announcement. “I ask that you please keep his family and companions in your musings and petitions in the troublesome days ahead.”
Gov. Rick Snyder likewise communicated bitterness at the trooper’s demise.
“My heart is overwhelming in the wake of learning of the death of State Police Trooper Timothy O’Neill,” the representative tweeted Wednesday. “His misfortune will be felt all through our state and my musings and petitions are with Tpr. O’Neill’s family, companions and the @MichStatePolice people group.
Authorities said O’Neill was on watch on his police bike at around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday when he was engaged with a crash close to the crossing point of Wolverine Boulevard NE and Belding Road NE in Plainfield Township.
Nobody else was harmed, and the crash stays under scrutiny, they said.
O’Neill enrolled with the state police in January 2014. The trooper served at the Rockford Post his whole vocation.