Patrolman Hugh Levon Butler

Patrolman Hugh Levon Butler

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1968

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Hugh Levon Butler

Patrolman Butler was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a tavern at 3502 Troost Street to investigate a report of a man with a gun. When they arrived at the tavern they were met with gunfire and exchanged fire with the gunman. Patrolman Butler was killed, his partner was wounded, and the gunman was seriously wounded. Four days later it was determined that Patrolman Butler's partner had accidentally shot him.

Patrolman Butler had been with the agency for four years and served for three years un the United States Army.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest in peace Patrolman Butler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2021

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