Sergeant Victor Butler, Jr.

Sergeant Victor Butler, Jr.

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 1971

Victor Butler, Jr.

Sergeant Butler was shot and killed in an ambush outside of an apartment building on NW 46th Street. He and his partner had been called to the building on a domestic disturbance a call just before the end of their shift.

As Sergeant Butler exited the building he was struck in the chest by a shot fired from a passing car. It is believed that he was killed by members of a radical racist group. Several suspects were arrested in the Bahamas several years later.

Officer Butler had served with the agency for 20 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 688

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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To any family of Vic Butler. He was a great person. He broke me in as a police officer on the streets of Liberty City. Thanks to him I am very proud I was one of the first white officers to ride a one man unit in Liberty City. He taught me so very much , and made my time there the happiest of my life.

Bob Weiss

September 30, 2018

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