Patrolman Hugh Levon Butler

Photo of Patrolman Hugh Levon Butler
End of Watch: Fri, Feb 2nd, 1968
Date of Incident: Fri, Feb 2nd, 1968
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 30


Patrolman Butler was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a tavern at 3502 Troost Street to investigate a report of a man with a gun. When they arrived at the tavern they were met with gunfire and exchanged fire with the gunman. Patrolman Butler was killed, his partner was wounded, and the gunman was seriously wounded. Four days later it was determined that Patrolman Butler's partner had accidentally shot him.

Patrolman Butler had been with the agency for four years and served for three years in the United States Army.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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