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Railroad Detective Berry John Butcher | Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective

Berry John Butcher

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Saturday, July 10, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Train accident

Location: Ohio

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Railroad Detective Berry Butcher was killed when a railroad car he was riding on the back of was struck by a second railroad car in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards in Columbus, Ohio.

Detective Butcher had previously served as a sheriff's deputy for 20 years before joining the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department. He was survived by his wife and son.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
December 11, 2016

 

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