Sergeant Jesse J. Buttram

Sergeant Jesse J. Buttram

Lenoir City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, August 31, 1972

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Jesse J. Buttram

Sergeant Buttram was struck and killed by a vehicle while completing a traffic stop. The driver of the car he had pulled over was a doctor and gave aid to Sergeant Buttram at the scene. Sergeant Buttram succumbed to his severe head injuries a short time later.

Sergeant Buttram had served with the agency for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by 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 41rst anniversary year of your death. I am privilige 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2013

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