Michigan State Police Trooper Struck During Traffic Stop, Dies of Injuries

Michigan State Police Trooper Struck During Traffic Stop, Dies of Injuries

(MSP Press Release, Aug. 28, 2015)

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is confirming that Tpr. Chad H. Wolf has passed away, as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash earlier this morning.

“It is with very heavy hearts that we confirm the death of one of our own, Tpr. Chad Wolf,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “Our troopers know the dangers they face each time they put on their uniform, but the calling they feel to serve the public is stronger than any fear. Trooper Wolf will forever be remembered as a loving husband, dedicated father and outstanding public servant.”

This morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Wolf was on patrol with his department-issued motorcycle driving on northbound Dixie Highway crossing over southbound I-75 when a passenger vehicle towing a trailer collided with Wolf’s motorcycle.

Preliminary investigation indicates Wolf was dragged by the trailer on I-75 for several miles until the driver pulled over at the Holly Road rest area. The driver, a 72-year-old male from Waterford, is cooperating with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the events this morning to contact the MSP at 1-855-MICH-TIP.

Wolf, 38 years of age, enlisted with the MSP in 2008, graduating as a member of the 121st Trooper Recruit School. He has served at the Jackson, Flint and Metro posts. He has been a member of the Motor Unit since September 2013. Wolf is survived by his wife and four children.

The MSP wishes to acknowledge our many law enforcement partners who assisted at the scene and who continue to provide support to our department during this difficult time. We also wish to thank the staff and medical professionals at Genesys Regional Medical Center for the outstanding care given to Wolf.

UPDATE:  A memorial ride is planned for Sunday at 7pm starting at Mr. B’s in Clarkston.  For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/688006428002295/.


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