Long police escort accompanies MSP trooper’s body to Lansing

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — On Saturday, Michigan State Police escorted the body of a trooper who died Friday night, weeks after being involved in a serious crash.

The police procession for Trooper Caleb Starr started in Grand Rapids, and traveled eastbound on I-96 to a funeral home in Lansing.

Several emergency vehicles were parked on overpasses above I-96 to honor the fallen trooper.

MSP said Trooper Starr is from the Lansing area, and he joined MSP in September 2018. He is survived by his wife, Rachael, a civilian member of the state police and their two young daughters.

A courtesy photo of Caleb Starr.

A courtesy photo of Caleb Starr.

Police reports say the crash happened just before 10 p.m. July 10 on Grand River Avenue west of Nash Highway in Boston Township.

Trooper Starr was airlifted to Spectrum Heath Butterworth Hospital in critical condition. He was being treated there until he died, according to MSP.

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