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Officer George Fitzmaurice Butler | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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George Fitzmaurice Butler

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Monday, December 8, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 21 years

Badge # 4854

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer George Butler was killed when he was struck by the main rotor blade of a department helicopter.

He was acting as the observer in the helicopter and taking photographs of an accident scene on I-80, near Dixon. The helicopter landed in a field near an irrigation canal and Officer Butler exited the aircraft. As he walked up the berm to the canal he was struck by the rotor.

Officer Butler had served with the California Highway Patrol for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.

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