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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, O

October 6, 2013

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