By Karen White Michigan House of Representatives Communications Manager MASON COUNTY \u2014\u00a0State Rep. Jon Bumstead joined Rep. Ray Franz in honoring State Trooper Paul K. Butterfield at a recent bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder that named a portion of M-116 in Mason County after the fallen trooper. House Bill 5257, now Public Act 441 of 2014, was introduced by Franz and co-sponsored by Bumstead to honor the fallen trooper, who was shot in the line of duty on Sept. 9, 2013. After serving in the U.S. Army, Butterfield joined the state police in 1999 and transferred in 2011 to Hart Post No. 66, located in Oceana County. \u201cPaul was a kind-hearted man who bravely served our community by protecting us and upholding our state\u2019s laws,\u201d said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. \u201cI am truly humbled to have the opportunity to take part in honoring this officer for giving the ultimate sacrifice while serving our state. \u201cBy memorializing him with this highway, we celebrate his life and his profound influence on the lives of all who knew him.\u201d Trooper Butterfield\u2019s fianc\u00e9, Jennifer Sielski, and his mother, Pat Butterfield, were also present at the bill-signing ceremony, along with members of the Mason County Sheriff\u2019s Department and state police troopers. The Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II Memorial Highway is located on M-116 in Mason County, beginning at Lincoln River and stretching north to Big Sable River.