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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Rest in peace Sergeant Buttram. Might you be related to actor Pat Buttram?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2020

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