Sculpture honoring law enforcement dedicated.

September 11, 2015



By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

LUDINGTON — The latest sculpture added to the Mason County Sculpture Trail was dedicated Friday afternoon at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The sculpture, “Helping Hands” is dedicated to the men and women who have served this area in law enforcement.

Special plaques were made and dedicated memorializing the four law enforcement officers who have died while on duty in Mason County’s 160 year history:

Ludington Police Department Patrolman Slagle, shot and killed on July 20, 1958 in Ludington;  Mason County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Max Leonard Altman, killed on March 12, 1966, after he was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 31 (now Pere Marquette Highway) and U.S. 10 in Pere Marquette Township; Manistee County Sheriff’s Office Det. Deputy Robin Arnold, a member of the State, Sheriff, Chief Enforcement of Narcotics team, killed on Feb. 4, 1994 in a head-on crash on Quarterline Road in Grant Township; Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II, shot and killed on Sept. 9, 2013 during a traffic stop on North Custer Road in Free Soil Township. See more details here. 

The sculpture was purchased by Dr. Terry and Sandy Luxford of Ludington. See related story here.