Sergeant Benjamin H. Butts

Sergeant Benjamin H. Butts

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 1, 1935

Benjamin H. Butts

Sergeant Butts was shot and killed by one of two men he and his partner had arrested after investigating the sound of shots in a dark alley. The suspect suddenly bolted from the officers, produced a pistol and shot Sergeant Butts. He was apprehended several hours later.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will always be remembered by the NPD. RIP

Major Larry Carter
NSO Retired NPD

December 28, 2012

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