Michigan State Police Trooper Caleb Starr passed away from injuries that he received on July 10th when he was struck head on by a drunk driver.
Trooper Starr had been on patrol when a female driver crossed the centerline and struck him head on. Trooper Starr was airlifted to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids where he was treated and remained, until he passed away yesterday.
Charges are pending against the 28 year old female from Utah.
“The Michigan State Police mourns the loss of not just a trooper, but a husband, father and dedicated public servant who had so much left to give in a life that was cut far too short,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the MSP.
Trooper Starr was 33 years old. He is survived by his wife, Rachael, who is a civilian member of the MSP, and their two young daughters.
Thank you for your service Trooper Starr. You are a true hero.