Flags lowered for trooper who died after motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids

- Flags will be lowered Tuesday for a Michigan State Police trooper who died after crashing his motorcycle.

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of 28-year-old Trooper Timothy O'Neill, who died last Wednesday.

State police say the three-year veteran was on patrol when the crash occurred near Rockford, about 12 miles north of Grand Rapids. No one else was injured.

A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Apostolic Church of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit.

Michigan State trooper dies from injuries in motorcycle crash

Snyder says in a statement that O'Neill "gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to all Michiganders and will be deeply missed."

He's survived by his mother, father, brother, sister, and fiancé. O'Neill was due to be married on Oct. 7.

O'Neille enlisted with the MSP in January 2014 and served only with the Rockford Post in his career.

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