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 Sheriff 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 in the area of Camden Street and Orlando Street.

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

arrest, arrest attempt, weapons violation

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Deputy Sheriff Butler,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cumberland County.


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May 21, 2020

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