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Deputy Ralph K. Butler | Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona


Ralph K. Butler

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 13, 1972

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Cause: Automobile accident

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Deputy Butler was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer. Deputy Butler received a radio call for assistance at fatal accident. After turning his car around off the pavement, he pulled back on the road directly in the path of a large tractor-trailer rig.
Pinned in the wreckage, Deputy Butler waited more than an hour and a half for an ambulance to come from Phoenix because the local emergency vehicles were in service twenty-five miles away at the earlier accident. After emergency treatment in Wickenburg Deputy Butler was taken by helicopter to Phoenix for surgery, but the next evening he died of injuries received in the collision.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 15, 2015


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