Deputy Sheriff Herman Cashwell Butler

Deputy Sheriff Herman Cashwell Butler

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1920

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Herman Cashwell Butler

Deputy Herman Butler was shot and killed and Deputy William Moore was shot and mortally wounded as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a man wanted for shooting at townspeople. Deputy Moore died two days later.

The suspect was convicted of one count of second degree murder and sentenced to two to 20 years in prison.

Deputy Butler was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 to 20 years

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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

May 21, 2015

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