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Rockford man killed in crash

A Rockford man died in this crash at 14 Mile and Northland Drive last week.

A Rockford man died in this crash at 14 Mile and Northland Drive last week.

A 24-year-old Rockford man died last Wednesday when the car he was riding in turned in front of another vehicle.

According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, the accident occurred about 11:17 p.m., May 18, at 14 Mile and Northland Drive, in Algoma Township.

The investigation showed that the driver of a 2001 Ford Mustang, a 22-year-old Rockford resident, was traveling westbound on M-57 (14 Mile) when he turned left (south) on to Northland Drive and turned into the path of an eastbound 2008 Buick Enclave driven by a Cedar Springs man.

The driver of the Buick wasn’t treated for any injuries at the scene, while the driver of the Mustang was transferred to the hospital. The passenger of the Mustang, Luke Haworth-Hoeppner, 24, of Rockford, was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

Police said alcohol is thought to be a factor in the crash.

Assisting at the scene was the Kent County Sheriff Department, Algoma Fire Department, and Rockford Ambulance.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Attorney general speaks to Cedar Springs students


Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette with Cedar Springs students.

Cedar Springs students team with Schuette, Michigan State Police to tackle bullying, violence

By Judy Reed

Students walk the hallways at school every day carrying weights that others know nothing about. Some are victims of physical abuse, either at home or at school; some are being bullied by their peers; some are victims of sexting or date rape; and others feel like failures and are contemplating suicide or violence.

Cedar Springs High School and Middle School students kicked off a program last Thursday, April 14, that gives students a way to report and stop bullying and violence.

State Attorney General Bill Schuette was on hand, along with the Michigan State Police and local law enforcement, to kick off the OK2SAY program, a student safety initiative that enables students to confidentially report criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, and schools. Leaders from numerous community groups were also on hand for the presentation.

Since its inception in 2014, students have submitted more than 3,700 tips across the State of Michigan. Bullying, cyber bullying, self-harm, and suicide are the categories that receive the most tips. Other categories that receive tips include: drug use, weapon possession, and assault.

Based on research from the U.S. Secret Service, in 81 percent of violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker had knowledge of the attacker’s plan but failed to report it.

“OK2SAY is about communication, early intervention, and prevention,” said Michigan State Police Inspector Matt Bolger. “When students make the courageous decision to break the code of silence and speak out against harmful behavior, they equip authorities with the information needed to respond to threats and avert tragedy. That’s a good thing for Michigan schools, communities, and families.”

The goal of OK2SAY is to stop harmful behavior before it occurs by encouraging students (or adults) to report threatening behavior to caring adult authorities who can help. They can confidentially submit tips anytime by using the OK2SAY mobile app, online, email, texting, or by calling trained program technicians. Upon receipt of a tip, specially trained OK2SAY technicians address the immediate need and forward the information to the appropriate responding law enforcement agency or organization. Tips go to schools, local law enforcement agencies, community mental health agencies or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Schuette told the students and The Post that it is about changing the culture from “don’t be a snitch” to “it’s ok to communicate to save a life.”

“OK2SAY has made a difference. We are stopping violence in its tracks and making school a safer place for our kids,” said Schuette. “Credit for the program’s success is directly attributable to the thousands of student ‘heroes in the hallway’ who stepped up and took ownership of their roles in keeping their schools and classmates safe.”

“The thing that struck me about the program, is that it has saved lives,” Schuette told the Post. “It’s not perfect. But what we have done is reached out to say, here is an opportunity to help people stop bullying, to stop a weapon being brought to school. It’s tech friendly, confidential. It can be done without fear of intimidation,” he explained.

Students have several ways they can communicate a tip to authorities. They can download and use the mobile app for either iPhone or android; they can call 1-8-555-OK2SAY, 1-855-565-2729; Text: 652729 (OK2SAY); they can email ok2say@mi.gov; or visit the Web: www.ok2say.com fill out an online form.

Attorney General Schuette honored Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Jo Spry, with a special license plate in a frame that reads “OK2SAY.”

Attorney General Schuette honored Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Jo Spry, with a special license plate in a frame that reads “OK2SAY.” Photo by J. Reed.

The state program, which started in fall 2014, just happened to be inspired by our current Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Jo Spry, before she came to Cedar Springs. Spry, who grew up in Greenville, was a principal at a school in Colorado, during the years after the attack at Columbine. Colorado adopted a program called “Safe to Tell,” and Spry said they adopted it at her high school in the Woodland Park District. “I knew the impact it had. It was a way for students to have that voice. They are not always comfortable coming forward,” she explained.

When Spry came home to Michigan, and settled in Cadillac, she began to work with legislators, the attorney general’s office, and community organizations to adopt a similar program here in Michigan. “I didn’t run across anyone who didn’t want it,” she said.

Schuette honored Spry during the program with a special license plate in a frame that reads “OK2SAY.” Spry did not know that was going to happen.

“It’s truly a passion of mine to make sure students in all of our schools are safe,” said Spry. “OK2SAY is a wonderful program, and I will be eternally grateful to the legislators, community groups and the attorney general that stepped up to see it through.”

Schuette explained that he does not often get to go to the kickoff of the programs. “We have a team of 35 of us that do this, and I go when I can,” he said. He seemed visibly pleased with the turnout of the crowd and the way that the program was embraced. “I think from the moment I walked in, and saw everyone, it was powerful and uplifting. It’s really a powerful tool. The more we can communicate this and get it out there, the better it will be.”

“School should be a safe and welcoming place for all students,” said Dr. Laura VanDuyn, Superintendent. “Cedar Springs Schools are committed to a bully-free environment. We are grateful that the Attorney General choose to visit our school to address our students and encourage them to step up and do the right thing.”

Attorney General Schuette poses with the new peer listening club. Photo by J. Reed.

Attorney General Schuette poses with the new peer listening club. Photo by J. Reed.

OK2SAY is not the only program being implemented to help students. The anti-bullying program in use at the elementary level, “Be Nice” is being moved up to secondary level, and a new peer listening club has been formed. The group was formed after senior Jessica Durrell heard about the program at a youth group she attended. She brought it back to her Rotary Interact Leadership group (another new program at the high school this year) and the peer listening group spun off into it’s own group. It is made up of nine members—six girls and three boys—who can listen to other students as needed during the day. “They will listen to peers who need to vent, talk about stressors, academics, etc.,” explained Dr. VanDuyn. “They are there to listen, not give advice.” Counselor volunteers have trained all the students.

For more information on OK2SAY, visit www.ok2say.com.

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Credit card skimmer found at local gas station

_N-Credit-card-Skimmer_file-photoOn Saturday, March 19, 2016, state and federal regulators and various law enforcement agencies conducted a full-scale gas pump blitz across Michigan as part of the ongoing efforts to crackdown on consumer credit card information being hacked by credit card skimmers.

The Kent County Sheriff Department participated in the sweep that was coordinated by the Department of Agriculture and partnered with the FBI. Michigan State Police, and other Sheriff Departments in several counties. During the sweep, a credit card skimmer was found a pump at the Citgo gas station, located on 17 Mile and White Creek, in Cedar Springs. The skimmer was collected by the Kent County Sheriff Department and turned over to the FBI.

Due to the skimmer being proactively located, it is believed that several people were protected from credit card fraud, as the unknown suspect(s) were unable to retrieve the information contained on the skimmer,” said Sgt. Jason Kelley, with Sheriff Department’s Cedar Springs unit.

During Saturday’s blitz, which took officials from Grand Rapids to Saginaw to Lansing to the U.P. to Detroit and Traverse City, three credit card skimming devices were removed and confiscated and more than 3,000 pumps were checked. The other two skimmers were found at gas stations in Howell, Michigan.

These blitzes make it clear to these cyber-criminals we’re actively looking for skimming devices – not just during the traditional work week – but on weekends too,” said Jamie Clover Adams, MDARD Director. “Credit card skimmers will not be tolerated and Michigan’s Weights and Measures inspectors, gas station owners, and law enforcement will continue to be on the hunt for skimmers to protect the state’s consumers from fraud.”

Credit card skimmers can’t be seen from outside the pump. Criminals use keys to quickly open the pumps, insert the skimmers and leave. Skimmers can be installed in seconds. The skimmers then make a copy of the consumer’s card information for criminals to make fraudulent purchases.

Some steps station owners can take to protect their patrons are changing locks, using tamper-proof security tape, and adding security cameras. Additionally, owners should also be increasing their dispenser inspections, and be more aware of these attacks,” said Clover Adams.

Jennifer Holton, with the MDARD, said that checking for skimmers has been an everyday practice since August 2015, but occasionally they do a blitz. “Not only do we check the quality of the gasoline, but we check for skimmers, too,” she explained.

Holton said that if something seems off at the pump, go inside to pay, and alert the cashier if you see something off. You should also regularly monitor your credit and debit card info to make sure you recognize purchases. “Immediately notify your banking institution if you notice something that shouldn’t be there,” she said.

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Man arrested on CSC charges


Christopher Corsello

Christopher Corsello

N-Sunshine-logoTroopers from the Michigan State Police, Mt. Pleasant Post have arrested Christopher Clair Corsello, 33, in connection with an investigation into Criminal Sexual Conduct 1ST Degree involving a minor under the age of 13 in Grant Township.

During the initial investigation, which began on February 16, troopers discovered that Corsello is on the Sex Offender Registry for a prior conviction involving a minor under 13, for which he spent 10-1/2 years in prison. He was discharged in 2014. Troopers also learned that Corsello was not staying at the address listed for him on the Sex Offender Registry.

On February 23, Troopers made contact with Corsello and arrested him for the Sex Offender Registration violation. After further investigation into the new incident, the Mecosta  County Prosecutor’s Office issued a four-count felony warrant for Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st degree (minor under 13 years of age),  Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree (minor under 13 years of age), Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes, and Distributing Sexually Explicit Material to a minor.

Corsello was arrested on March 7 and arraigned on the additional charges in the 77th District County in Big Rapids. He is currently being held at the Mecosta County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

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B&E results in meth lab bust


Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post were called to a breaking and entering in progress of an unoccupied home on Tuesday, January 26, about 7 p.m. The homeowner was out of state in California. Upon arrival, the Troopers located a vehicle in the driveway and contacted the homeowner, who gave permission for the Troopers to search the home. While checking the home, they observed evidence related to the use of methamphetamine.

A 37-year-old male and 17-year-old female were found inside the residence. While speaking with the male and female, the male admitted to possessing a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle in the driveway.

CMET (Central Michigan Enforcement Team) was called in to assist with the one pot meth lab.  The male suspect was arrested for unlawful entry and an outstanding warrant.  Additional charges are pending in relation to the manufacturing methamphetamine. The names are being withheld pending formal charges and arraignments.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department and CMET.

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Hart Post detectives receive meritorious service award 

 D/Sgt. Michael Stephens

D/Sgt. Michael Stephens

D/Sgt. Scott Rios

D/Sgt. Scott Rios

D/Sgt. John Forner

D/Sgt. John Forner

At a special ceremony held in Lansing, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented D/Sgt. John Forner, D/Sgt. Scott Rios and D/Sgt. Michael Stephens of the Hart Post with the MSP Meritorious Service Award for their diligence during a very complex, 26-year-old cold case investigation involving the homicide of Ms. Shannon Siders.

After failing to return home one evening in July 1989, Siders was reported missing to the MSP Newaygo Post by her father.

In early September 1989, identification and other items belonging to Siders were found in the national forest and brought to the Newaygo Post. The area was searched where the items were found, but no evidence was located. Unfortunately, in October 1989, Siders’ remains were recovered in the national forest and her cause of death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators established a timeline and learned that Siders was last seen alive in the company of two brothers. As the investigation continued, additional leads were submitted and multiple suspects and theories were explored, but tips became sparse over time and the investigation grew cold.

In 2011, a cold case task force comprised of Forner, Rios and Stephens, along with officers from the Newaygo Police Department and the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department was formed to reexamine the case. Detectives examined all available evidence, collected missing documents and compiled a list of suspect theories.

After the task force indexed the report of over 2,000 pages and conducted over 500 interviews, the original suspects were again identified as prime suspects in the case.

In June 2014, homicide warrants were obtained and the suspects were arrested. The case went to trial in April 2015 and in May 2015 one suspect was convicted of first degree murder and the other suspect was convicted of second degree murder.

In awarding Forner, Rios and Stephens with the department’s Meritorious Service Award, the MSP Board of Awards recognizes that without their dedication and expert investigative skills, justice may have never been obtained for Siders.

Forner joined the department in 1998, graduating as a member of the 117th Trooper Recruit School. Prior to being assigned to the Hart Post, he served at the Grand Haven and Rockford posts, as well as the Sixth District Headquarters.

Rios joined the department in 1988, graduating as a member of the 103rd Trooper Recruit School. Prior to being assigned to the Hart Post, he served at the Ypsilanti, Detroit, Lakeview, Grand Haven and Newaygo posts.

Stephens joined the department in 1999, graduating as a member of the 118th Trooper Recruit School. Prior to being assigned to the Hart Post, he served at the Newaygo, Lakeview and Mt. Pleasant posts.

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Man involved in standoff gets prison time

Adam Lee Dickinson

Adam Lee Dickinson

The Cedar Springs man who choked his girlfriend and was involved in a standoff with police for several hours last summer has been sentenced to serve between two and 10 years in prison.

The event started on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, when police received a frantic 911 call from a woman at 348 S. Sarah Street, in Cedar Springs Mobile Estates, who said that her boyfriend, identified as Adam Lee Dickinson, 24, had choked her and that he was armed with a shotgun. He had forced her out of the home, holding the gun in one hand, and their one-year-old girl in the other.

The Kent County Sheriff Department, assisted by the Michigan State Police, responded to the scene, shortly before 8 p.m., July 22, and secured a perimeter around the residence. They also blocked off intersections leading to the residence. Several hours were spent giving verbal commands through a loudspeaker. Police repeatedly told the man to exit the home, but they got no response. Kent County Sheriff Department Hostage Negotiators were also called to the scene to assist, however, Dickinson refused to communicate with them.

The Kent County Sheriff Department Tactical Team also responded and utilized several methods, including the deployment of cameras, to monitor Dickinson and ensure the child was not injured inside the home.

After a several hour standoff, the Tactical Team entered the residence and took Dickinson into custody. The one year old child was rescued and in good spirits when she was turned over to her mother. The Sheriff Department said two members of the Tactical Team suffered minor injuries while taking Dickinson into custody.

Dickinson was originally charged with unlawful Imprisonment; two counts of Assault by Strangulation; two counts of Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer Causing Injury; and child abuse-3rd degree. As part of a plea deal, all but three of the charges were dismissed. Dickinson will serve one to four years on each of the resisting and obstructing a police officer counts, and two to 10 years on the assault by strangulation charge.

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Crystal man arrested in break in


Branden Miller

Branden Miller

A Montcalm County man was arrested on Thursday, December 31, and remains behind bars, for breaking into a family member’s home and damaging property.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in to Montcalm Central Distpatch at 9:34 p.m., December 31 (New Year’s eve). The caller, a 67-year-old Crystal woman, said that a family member, later identified as Branden Miller, 26, of Crystal, had broken into her home, in the 8000 block of East Sidney Road, in Crystal Township.

Police said the investigation showed that Miller was intoxicated and tried to find the woman’s car keys. When she tried to stop him, Miller shoved her to the floor, causing her to suffer some minor injuries. Police said that Miller took a bottle of alcohol from the home when he left, and went to a nearby home where he was apprehended without further incident.

Miller has been charged with First Degree Home Invasion and Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $200.00. He remains behind bars on a $5500.00 cash/surety bond.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted in the arrest by Carson City Police and the Michigan State Police.

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Be on lookout for suspicious activity


The Michigan State Police reminds you that homeland security starts with hometown security.

The public can assist law enforcement by being our eyes and ears—by being vigilant, observant, and reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement.

If you see something suspicious, you should immediately notify law enforcement. For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

In Michigan, non-emergency suspicious activity can be reported to the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center by phone at 1-855-MICHTIP (855-642-4847) or online at www.michigan.gov/michtip.

In large gatherings and populated places, be responsible for your personal safety. Make a mental note of emergency exits and locations of the nearest security personnel.

Indicators of Suspicious Activity

Michiganders should be on the lookout for indicators of suspicious activity that may include:

An unattended object or one that appears out of place, especially in crowded or public areas.

Individuals exhibiting strange or abnormal behavior.

A strong odor coming from a building or vehicle.

Someone entering or exiting blocked or unauthorized areas.

Individuals who quickly leave when seen or approached.

Someone tampering or interfering with surveillance cameras.

An overloaded vehicle or one that seems out of place.

Someone taking photos, videos or drawings of high-profile or highly populated buildings or structures.

Exposed wiring or other abnormalities.

Michiganders are reminded to be on the lookout for the seven signs of terrorism, which include surveillance, elicitation, tests of security, acquiring supplies, suspicious persons out of place, dry run/trial run, and deploying assets.

Active Shooter Guidance – Run, Hide, Fight

If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you have three options: run, hide or fight.

Run if a safe path is available. Always try to escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying. Encourage others to leave with you, but do not let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to escape. Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 9-1-1.

If you cannot get out safely, find a place to hide. When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors, and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone.

As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons, and fight.

Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC)

Located within the Michigan State Police, the MIOC operates 24/7 providing a critical link to all levels of government and the private sector in the sharing of critical information as it pertains to crimes, threats, and hazards.

Established in 2007, the MIOC is one of 78 fusion centers nationwide that exchange information and intelligence to fight crime and terrorism.

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Prosecutor rules Trooper justified in using deadly force

Travis Quay was killed by police in October after he shot an officer with a crossbow during an arrest.

Travis Quay was killed by police in October after he shot an officer with a crossbow during an arrest.

Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause ruled on Tuesday that the Michigan State Police Trooper who fatally shot a suspect, after the suspect shot another police officer with a crossbow, was justified in using deadly force.

On Friday October 9, Travis Lee Quay, 40, was shot and killed by Trooper Timothy Moreno, of the Michigan State Police, after Quay shot at officers with a cross bow, striking Montcalm County Deputy Michael Kotenko, while they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for felonious assault on Quay at 8072 Townline Lake Rd., in Lakeview.

Krause said that in order to reach a legal opinion, she reviewed multiple reports from the Michigan State Police, Lakeview Police Department, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, an interview with Deputy Kotenko, the Montcalm County Medical examiner, crime scene photos, 911 dispatch recordings, a search warrant and two MSP Lab reports.

Krause explained the sequence of events:

The incident began when Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post investigated a felonious assault incident during the day on October 9, which occurred at the above address. The complainant in that incident, Timothy Schultz, reported that his neighbor, Travis Quay, accused him and his son, Kevin Schultz, of stealing his marihuana. Quay reportedly held Timothy at knife point. Timothy’s adult son, Levi Schultz, reported to troopers that he went to Quay’s residence to talk about the incident when Quay stabbed him in the arm with a pitchfork. Troopers attempted to contact Quay at his residence and were unsuccessful.  Troopers obtained a felony arrest warrant for Quay and entered Quay’s home but were unable to locate him.  They cleared the scene and requested Timothy to contact them if he saw Quay return home. That investigation is documented in MSP Lakeview Incident 64-7574-15.

Montcalm County Central Dispatch contacted Trooper Moreno on October 9 at approximately 11:15 p.m. and informed him that Travis Quay was home. Dispatch told Tpr. Moreno that the neighbor contacted them and provided the information. Dispatch briefed Tpr. Moreno of the earlier incident and the fact that Quay had a two-count felony warrant for his arrest.  Tpr. Moreno met with Deputies Kotenko and Wierda from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer Mack from the Lakeview Police Department at the Wesco in Lakeview. At that time they discussed the situation and then the four of them responded to Quay’s residence.

Tpr. Moreno and Deputy Kotenko went to the front door (west side) of the trailer home. Tpr. Moreno knocked on the door and Quay’s wife, Michelle Quay, answered. Tpr. Moreno advised Michelle that there was a felony arrest warrant for Quay. She told him that Quay was not home.  Tpr. Moreno made entry into the home with Deputy Kotenko entering behind him.  Under current law the police are legally justified to make entry into a residence when they have an arrest warrant.  Tpr. Moreno was to clear the left side of the residence as they entered while Deputy Kotenko was going to clear the right side of the residence.  As Tpr. Moreno entered the residence, he yelled out for Quay. Travis Quay was in the southwest corner of the kitchen (south or right side of the entry door) armed with a crossbow.  Tpr. Moreno was the first to spot Quay, as Kotenko was not fully inside yet.

As Tpr. Moreno saw Quay, and saw a large bow aimed at him, he ordered Quay to drop it as he started to reach for his firearm.  Deputy Kotenko was just inside now and starting his sweep of the right side when a loud thud was heard by Tpr. Moreno.  He knew Quay had fired but was not sure if he was hit, or another officer, or if it hit a wall.  Tpr. Moreno then heard a loud yell of pain come from Deputy Kotenko.  Quay had shot a crossbow bolt with a triple fixed blade broadhead, which struck Deputy Kotenko in his right side below his right arm and the arrow lodged in him.  In fear for his life and the life of the other officers on scene Tpr. Moreno returned fire at Quay.  Tpr. Moreno fired three shots in Quay’s direction, with one round hitting Quay in the upper left chest. Quay went to the floor face first, where Tpr. Moreno placed his hands in handcuffs behind his back. Three fired cartridge casings were found at the scene. Two fired bullets were found on the floor near Quay and one fired bullet was removed from Quay during the autopsy.

Quay was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel at 12:54 a.m.  Deputy Kotenko was transported to Spectrum Butterworth by Aero med, where he underwent surgery to remove the crossbow bolt.

Other information gathered by the police includes that Quay, earlier that night, had made statements to others that he would not go back to jail.  He also specifically brought the crossbow back to his house that night from a friend’s house.  Another cross bow bolt with a broadhead tip and empty quiver were observed in close proximity to Quay on the southeast side of the kitchen.  A compound bow which had an arrow with broadhead nocked was located north of the entry door.  An open bow case was observed on the bed in the north bedroom.  An aluminum softball bat was found near the countertop/bar between the kitchen and living room east of the entry door.  Additionally, three paper bags of marihuana were also found in the living room.

The autopsy report listed the cause of death of Travis Quay as a gunshot wound of the chest. Toxicology reports listed his ethanol level as high as 0.19. He also tested positive for marihuana.

“As is the case in any fatal shooting, it is important to emphasize the purpose of this review.  It is not to determine whether the police officers could have or might have done something differently.  It is not whether, with the full benefit of hindsight, this tragic death could have been avoided.  Rather, the sole question to be answered is whether the death of Travis Quay was the result of a criminal act,” explained Krause.

“Based upon a review of the facts and the law, it is clear that Travis Quay presented an immediate danger of death or great bodily harm to Trooper Moreno, Deputy Kotenko and the other officers at the scene. As such, Trooper Moreno acted properly in self-defense.

“Trooper Moreno told Quay to drop the weapon. Instead of being arrested on the warrant, Quay fired at officers, striking Deputy Kotenko in his side with a crossbow bolt. Trooper Moreno, fearing for his own life and that of the other officers, fired three rounds in the direction of Quay.  One round struck him in the upper left chest, killing him. Under these circumstances, Trooper Moreno was justified in using deadly force against what would be perceived by any reasonable person as an imminent danger of death or great bodily harm.”

Trooper Timothy Moreno is a three year veteran with the Michigan State Police, and he is a lieutenant in the National Guard.

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