Sergeant Benjamin H. Butts

Sergeant Benjamin H. Butts

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 1, 1935

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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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