Deputy Sheriff Michael Christopher Butler

Deputy Sheriff Michael Christopher Butler

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, February 25, 2017

Michael Christopher Butler

Deputy Sheriff Michael Butler was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic violence call at approximately 8:25 pm.

He was responding to the call with his emergency equipment activated when a tractor trailer crossed the center line as it attempted to turn right onto Cat Creek Road from Norman Hall Road. Deputy Butler was unable to avoid a collision and struck the trailer portion of the truck. The driver of the tractor trailer pulled Deputy Butler from the burning patrol car.

He was transported to South Georgia Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

He is survived by his wife, twin daughters, mother and sister.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 21B

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

domestic, emergency response

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was killed.

To the Butler family, fellow deputies, and all who call Michael beloved, my heart goes out to all of you an may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Butler gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 25, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2018

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