Officer George Fitzmaurice Butler

Officer George Fitzmaurice Butler

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, December 8, 1986

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George Fitzmaurice Butler

Officer George Butler was killed when he was struck by the main rotor blade of a department helicopter.

He was acting as the observer in the helicopter and taking photographs of an accident scene on I-80, near Dixon. The helicopter landed in a field near an irrigation canal and Officer Butler exited the aircraft. As he walked up the berm to the canal he was struck by the rotor.

Officer Butler had served with the California Highway Patrol for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 4854

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Hey George when I was a Cadet in Vallejo . I went up with You and Jerry ... Since then I have served and protected our country for over 30 yrs as a police officer.... And special Deputy USMS Thank You and Bless You wear Your Wings with Honor... Love You

Joel M McQueen
Retired PD

May 29, 2022

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