(WLNS) – In 2008 Trooper Chad Wolf worked at the Michigan State Police Jackson post right after graduating from the Michigan State Police training academy.
On Tuesday hundreds, if not thousands of officers gathered to celebrate his life.
Family, friends, fellow motorcyclists and officers from around the country arrived at Fenton High School to tell the Michigan State Police and anyone that loved Trooper Chad Wolf, “we are behind you.”
“We as law enforcement have to stick together, and show our support for each other, and know that Illinois supports them when they suffer a tragedy like this, that all these police agencies that are here today are behind them,” said Sgt. Brad Sprague, Illinois State Police.
With so many MSP troopers serving, not everyone knew Trooper Wolf, but they didn’t need to.
Those that did were quick to share what kind of man he was.
“I did not know Trooper Wolf personally, everything that I’ve been told was that he was not just an outstanding trooper but he was an outstanding husband and a father to four,” said Special First Lt. David Kaiser, Michigan State Police.
Michigan State Police Trooper Mike Church worked with Trooper Wolf and told 6 News Trooper Wolf was a very religious man and one who touched many lives.
With such an outpouring of support at his funeral, Trooper Wolf’s effect on everyone was evident.
“This has just been a tremendous showing of support, not just from law enforcement, but the friends and family and the community as a whole, the respect they’ve shown and the support they’ve given to trooper wolf has just been phenomenal,” said Special First Lt. Kaiser.
Twenty officers from the Michigan State Police Jackson post were at the service Tuesday.
Most of them worked with Trooper Wolf at one point in their career before he moved on to work in the Flint post.