SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Michigan State Police Trooper Chad Wolf has died after being struck on northbound I-75 near M-15 in Oakland County Friday morning.
Wolf was patrolling on his motorcycle at the time of the crash.
Michigan State Police released a statement late Friday afternoon:
“It is with very heavy hearts that we confirm the death of one of our own, Tpr. Chad Wolf,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “Our troopers know the dangers they face each time they put on their uniform, but the calling they feel to serve the public is stronger than any fear. Trooper Wolf will forever be remembered as a loving husband, dedicated father and outstanding public servant.”
No other injuries were reported in the crash. State Police tell FOX 2 the driver who struck Wolf is a 72-year-old man from Waterford. He is currently being questioned and police say he cooperating with the investigation.
Governor Snyder also released a statement:
“My heart is broken for Tpr. Wolf’s family, his friends and his Michigan State Police colleagues. The troopers who serve us every day in the name of public safety are incredibly brave, selfless and honorable. This loss will be felt deeply by the entire state of Michigan.
“Tpr. Wolf today laid down his life in service to others, and for that his family will never be the same. The First Lady and I extend our heartfelt condolences to them. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to everyone at the Michigan State Police who had the honor of working with Tpr. Wolf, as well as those who knew him in the communities he served.”
Northbound I-75 remains closed, according to FOX 2.