Troopers Honored For Bravery in Capturing Suspects

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State Police's top official has presented awards to two troopers for capturing the man accused of fatally shooting a colleague during a traffic stop.

The Ludington Daily News reports Thursday that Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented Steven Arendt and Jeffrey Crofoot the department's Bravery Award. The troopers took into custody Eric Knysz and his wife, Sarah, after the Sept. 9 shooting of Trooper Paul Butterfield II in Mason County's Sherman Township.
Eric Knysz faces trial next month on a first-degree murder charge. Sarah Knysz was sentenced in December to two to five years in prison for helping her husband escape, and she has agreed to testify against him.
The award recognizes Arendt and Crofoot for their observation skills and brave actions. They serve at the Cadillac post. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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