Senate honors Michigan State Police for 100 years of service

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LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker was joined by Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, and the rest of their Senate colleagues on Wednesday as the Senate paid tribute to the Michigan State Police for reaching 100 years of service.

“I’d like to thank the men and women of the Michigan State Police for their commitment to our state and congratulate them on reaching this incredible milestone,” said Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. “Not only have they served our state and kept residents safe for 100 years, they’ve done so while maintaining the utmost respect and integrity.”

The senators welcomed Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police, to receive a special tribute recognizing the anniversary.

“I find a great deal of comfort in knowing our troopers are on the job,” Schuitmaker said. “Our state police are recognized across the nation for first class training and professionalism. These men and women truly represent what it means to be a law enforcement officer.”

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Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Schuitmaker at Wednesday’s ceremony is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at www.SenatorTonyaSchuitmaker.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

Photo caption: Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, poses for a photo with state Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek and Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police (center) during Wednesday’s ceremony honoring the agency’s 100th anniversary.