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 Jesse Buttram was struck and killed by a vehicle while completing a traffic stop on East Broadway Street.

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 was a United States World War II veteran and had served with the Lenoir City Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Sgt. Buttram,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 31, 2022

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