State trooper Timothy O’Neill was just weeks away from walking down the aisle to say “I do” when his life was cut tragically short by a motorcyle accident on the job. Trooper Timothy O’Neill was killed in an on duty motorcycle crash, in Plainfield Township, at approximately 7:45 am on September 20th, 2017.
Close friends have now established a GoFundMe page to benefit his fiancee and family. The fundraising page hopes to raise $50,000, mainly to benefit O’Neill’s fiancee, with whom he was building a house together to live in after they were married.
Brandon Brator, a law enforcement colleague of Timothy’s brother Brian, started the fundraising efforts after hearing of the officer’s death, stating the he “immediately began working to find ways to help Brian and his family.” The efforts have raised over $10,000 in only days.
Timothy O’Neill was born in Royal Oak, MI on November 11, 1988, son of Michael and Kristine (Maeder) O’Neill. He was a 2007 graduate of Lapeer East High School and graduated from Western Michigan University. Timothy was part of the 126th Trooper Recruit School and joined the Michigan State Police in 2014. He loved animals, had a great sense of humor and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and making them laugh. Trooper O’Neill had served with the Michigan State Police for three years.
For those interested in donating, visit Timothy’s GoFundMe page here.