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Patrolman Stanley Butch | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Stanley Butch

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, February 11, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # 8971

Cause: Drowned

Incident Date: 2/11/1965

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Patrolman Butch drowned in the East River, near Pier 44 in Manhattan, after falling out of a rowboat at 1145 hours. He and other officers were attempting to hook a grapple to a sunken automobile. The other two officers jumped into the river and tried to rescue him but were unable to resuscitate him.

Patrolman Butch received a department commendation five years earlier for a river rescue in the same area. He was assigned to the Harbor Unit and was survived by his wife, three sons, daughter and grandson.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect.and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 11, 2012

 

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