Friends, family to remember MSP trooper killed in crash - WNEM TV 5

Friends, family to remember MSP trooper killed in crash

Posted: Updated:
Source: WWMT Source: WWMT
Source: WWMT Source: WWMT

Family and friends will gather Monday to remember a Michigan State Police trooper who died in a motorcycle crash on the west side of the state.

The crash happened at the intersection of Wolverine Boulevard NE and Belding Road NE near Rockford in Kent County’s Plainfield Township.

Officials said Trooper Timothy O’Neill, 28, who worked out of the Rockford Post, was on patrol on his department motorcycle when the crash happened. No one else was hurt, and the accident is still under investigation.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the death of one of our own, Tpr. Timothy O’Neill,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “I ask that you please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.” 

O'Neill grew up in Lapeer County's Metamora.

Visitation for Trooper O'Neill will be held on Monday, Sept. 25 from 3-8 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home in Davison. The funeral will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Apostolic Church in Auburn Hills.

"Completely astonishing. It's sad that someone so young, and going through what he was going through, about to get married, that something like that would happen to him," said Lee Zuhlke, who knew O'Neill. 

Zuhlke said he only met the state trooper a few times. 

"He seemed like an all around nice guy. Really cared. Someone like that," Zuhlke said. 

O’Neill enlisted with the state police in 2014. He served at the Rockford Post his entire three-year career.

"In the little I did talk to him, that was a big passion of his. And that's something he really did care about," Zulke said about O'Neill's career as a trooper. 

O'Neill is survived by his parents, siblings, and his fiancé. He was supposed to be married on Oct. 7.

Copyright 2017 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.