Patrolman Stanley Butch

Patrolman Stanley Butch

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 11, 1966

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Stanley Butch

Patrolman Butch drowned in the East River, near Pier 44 in Manhattan, after falling out of a rowboat at 1145 hours.

Patrolman Butch and other officers were attempting to hook a grapple to a sunken automobile. when Patrolman Butch fell into the river and was pulled under the water. The other two Patrolmen were able to locate and pull Patrolman Butch from the water but were unable to resuscitate him.

Patrolman Butch received a department commendation five years earlier for a river rescue in the same area. He was assigned to the Harbor Unit and was survived by his wife, three sons, daughter and grandson.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 8971

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 11, 1965

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect.and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 11, 2012

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