Sergeant Arthur L. "Bud" Yeaw

Sergeant Arthur L. "Bud" Yeaw

Vermont State Police, Vermont

End of Watch Friday, May 13, 1983

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Arthur L. "Bud" Yeaw

Sergeant Bud Yeaw succumbed to a gunshot wound when his service weapon discharged as he cleaned it.

Sergeant Yeaw was a United States Army Korean War veteran and served with the Vermont State Police for over 30 years, assigned to Troop B, Derby Barracks, and was the station's commander. He was survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren, four brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 12, 1983

accidental discharge, police facility

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Sgt. Yeaw,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the VTARNG and the U.S, Army in Europe during the Cold War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 13, 2023

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