Sergeant David A. Butchart

Sergeant David A. Butchart

Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, October 7, 1933

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David A. Butchart

Sergeant David Butchart was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle while searching for an 8-year-old boy who had been abducted.

The boy was sleeping in the back of his parent's car when it was stolen. As Sergeant Butchart was searching cars in the Duluth suburb of Gary he was struck and fatally injured. He succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Sergeant Butchart had served with the Duluth Police Department for 34 years.


  • Age 71
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, October 6, 1933
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

abduction, hit-and-run, stolen vehicle

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

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