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State trooper shot: Officer shot in head during routine traffic stop

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State trooper shot in Mason County, Michigan, was killed in a routine traffic stop Monday night. Paul Butterfield, 43, was shot in the head and died during emergency surgery in hospital. According to ABC News on Sept. 10, 2013, Butterfield provided information moments before the shooting that lead to the apprehension of the suspect.

State police Lt. Chris McIntire said Trooper Paul Butterfield provided location and vehicle information to a dispatcher before he was shot Monday evening in Mason County.

State trooper shot stopped a vehicle in Sherman Township. Moments later a 911 call was placed reporting that a trooper had been shot in the head. A vehicle matching the description made by the trooper before he was shot was found about 15 miles away. Two suspects, a man and a woman, were caught at a gas station in Wellston after a shootout with police. The man was injured and taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

In honor of the State trooper shot, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder ordered flags lowered to half-mast starting today through Butterfield's funeral. The officer followed protocol, which contributed, to the quick apprehension of the two suspects.

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