A Michigan State Police trooper passed on Wednesday on the west side of the state from wounds he managed in a bike crash, authorities said.
The trooper, Timothy O’Neill, 28, was positioned at the Rockford Post. Rockford is upper east of Grand Rapids and around 170 miles west of Detroit.
“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.
How about we meet up to help these people amid their season of grieving. It’s the slightest we can improve the situation the individuals who do as such much for us.”
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.
Survivors incorporate his mom, father, sibling, sister, and life partner. He was set to wed Oct. 7, 2017.