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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Sergeant Yeaw, it has been 41 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 32 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 13, 2024

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