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Police Officer Preston R. Butler | Huntsville Police Department, Alabama Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Preston R. Butler

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, June 3, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: 5/11/1966

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Preston Butler succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle accident while en route to another accident call.

The fuel tank ruptured and Officer Butler was trapped beneath the motorcycle. He suffered burns over 90 percent of his body. He was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Butler had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife.

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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 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memoiies and devotion t you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 3, 2012

 

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