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Newschannel 3 talks to those who grew up with fallen State Trooper
WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - New information continues to come in as West Michigan mourns the loss of a State Trooper.
Plans are in the works for a funeral on Saturday in Manistee for State Trooper Paul Butterfield.
He died in surgery Monday night, hours after he was shot in the head during a traffic stop in Mason County.
Tuesday, family members confirmed 20-year-old Eric Knysz and his pregnant wife Sarah are in custody in connection with the shooting.
Many people are still searching for answers in the tragedy, while others simply pause to remember the life taken far too soon.
While the State of Michigan mourns the loss of a trooper, those in Trooper Butterfield's hometown are left with perhaps the heaviest of hearts.
Newschannel 3's Kate Tillotson joined us from the newsroom with more from those who knew Trooper Butterfield growing up.