Just In: Paul Butterfield Sr. Dies From Leukemia

The father of Trooper Paul Butterfield has passed away, according to Michigan State Police.

Paul Butterfield Sr. died Friday afternoon as a result of Leukemia.

Butterfield Sr. was a former state trooper. He attended every step of his son’s murder case.

Trooper Butterfield Jr. was honored during a memorial in Washington, D.C. this week. His name was one of 286 permanently added to the national law enforcement officer’s memorial.

Butterfield Sr had been battling cancer for months.