Michigan State Police Identify trooper who died after he was hit by a vehicle during traffic stop

Michigan State Police trooper who died after he was hit by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop was 39 year old who had joined the police agency 4 years ago

Pop and other troopers were investigating a suspected driver Wednesday night who was stopped in a curved lane of travel on northboud Interstate 75 in Saginaw County near Bich Run about 27 Km north of Flint state police told.

Trooper joel Popp of the Tri City Post is survived by his wife, Stefanie and young daughter police expressed.

A vehicle driven by 81 year old motorist struck two patrol cars and Popp who was outside his patrol vehicle state police expressed. Popp died at a hospital, while the motoris suffered serious injuries but was expected to survive.

Popp who enlisted the Michigan State Police in January 2020, is the 56th Michigan State Trooper to be murdered in the line of duty state police told.

“I ask that you keep his family, fellow troopers and all lives he has touched in your thoughts”: Director of Michigan State Police said..


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