Railroad Detective Berry John Butcher

Railroad Detective Berry John Butcher

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, July 10, 1920

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Berry John Butcher

Railroad Detective Berry Butcher was killed when a railroad car he was riding on the back of was struck by a second railroad car in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards in Columbus, Ohio.

Detective Butcher had previously served as a sheriff's deputy for 20 years before joining the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident
  • Location Ohio

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 10, 2020

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