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Gov. Snyder recognizes men killed in line of duty in 2013

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - During the State of the State address on Thursday night, Governor Rick Snyder took a moment to honor Army Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven and Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, both of whom were killed in the line of duty in 2013.

Sgt. Schoonhoven died of his injuries last year, after getting struck by an IED in Afghanistan.

The Otsego native served in the Army for 7 years, and traveled to Afghanistan on multiple tours of duty.

Trooper Butterfield was shot to death during a traffic stop last September in Mason County.

He was with the force for 14 years.