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Guard James Monroe Butler | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas


James Monroe Butler

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 25, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Guard James Butler was struck and killed by a train while supervising a prison work crew working on the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks in Fort Worth, Texas.

A train engineer operating one of the trains backed an engine up too rapidly, striking several railroad cars, causing them to derail. One of the derailing cars struck Guard Butler, causing major injuries.

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Guard Butler,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol
May 25, 2016


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