Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Victor Butler, Jr.

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 1971

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Reflections for Sergeant Victor Butler, Jr.

Rest in peace Detective Butler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 20, 2019

To any family of Vic Butler. He was a great person. He broke me in as a police officer on the streets of Liberty City. Thanks to him I am very proud I was one of the first white officers to ride a one man unit in Liberty City. He taught me so very much , and made my time there the happiest of my life.

Bob Weiss
Retired

September 30, 2018

UNCLE VICTOR WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO:

As children we would travel to Miami from Detroit during our summer vacations to visit our family. It was always Uncle Victor that would impress me the most by making the time to spend with us and to make sure that we would have a pleasurable vacation while in Miami.

UNCLE VICTOR - GONE TOO SOON!

Douglas Clair
Nephew

July 19, 2018

I was broke in as a police office by Vic Butler, I was a 21 year old rookie cop with Miami. I was one of the first white police officers to ride a single unit after the precinct system,

He taught me a lot. I had the pleasure of riding Liberty City and Over town in Miami.

Thanks to him and other great black officers like him, this white boy survived

Bob Weioss
Retired

December 21, 2014

I'm Victor Butler III, and I want to always thank everyone for leaving reflections dedicated to my Dad. I'm currently 55 years old. I still continue his teaching to the next general. I know he continues to look upon us from heave, as my mother speak to me as she resume consciences from illness before she passed a year later after his death. When she woke, she said the she was on a boat with just her, dad and Jesus. She said they was talking , laughing, drinking wine and having fun.

When she told me that as a child, It really is life after death. But I think you must live the life to the fullest. So I still think about them every day. It's hard for me to visit there grave site. Not because I live so far away. Because their grave site can't be found according to my sister who lives in the area.

I'll always love them. I know one day I probably lose conscientious and be on that same boat with Jesus. And thank you all again for leaving reflections

First Sergeant RET, United Armed forces
Son

January 20, 2014

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero.. Continue to rest in peace Sergeant Butler.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 20, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 20, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Sgt. Butler... We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Butler. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Dad, although I was 10 years old, and now I'm 52. I still and always will miss you until I see you again. I know be the best that you can be and don't worry. I still keep the family traditions. I retired from the military about 12 years ago as an First Sergeant.

I received my Master Degree in Technology. I'm know a IT Analyst for the military. Just about all your grand kids are grown. One is going to 12 grade soon. You and Mom also have 1 great grand 5 months old and another on the way.

I probably will do a Doctrine Degree in IT in the next couple of years. I would like place flowers on you and Mom's grave, But the caretakers passed away. When I come to town. Carol and Rose said they had no luck finding the site because of vault stacked all over the site. I'll take a long vacation and find the grave sites.

I will alway continue to make you and mom proud as you all watch from heaven. I 'm the top head of the Butler familys. I love you and mom all always.

First Sergeant Victor Butler III USA RET
Son

May 20, 2011

My prayers are with the Butler family today as they face another EOW of their loved hero. We will never forget the sacrifice he made for us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

February 20, 2011

I've been almost 40 years NOT talking about that night. I came to work late, so you were paired with another guy. I clearly remember the terrible call on the radio. We had spent almost two years together, 10 hours a day, four days a week. What happen to you that night turned me into an animal, such that it finally cost me my job. Maybe YOU saved me from myself - I love you partner - God bless...

Radio Patrol (68-72), Lonie Luce
City of Miami Police, Victor's partner

September 5, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND YOUR SERVICE. YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 12, 2008

To the family of Sgt. Butler. I was working at MPD the night your father was killed. I remember seeing him in roll call, before we went out on patrol. I was in the academy and on a riding assignment. I have never forgotten him or that domestic call he and Officer Otis Pitts answered. After I graduated from the academy, I heard a lot of good things about your father, that he was a good man. He will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.

December 27, 2007

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 3, 2007

You were remembered again today as your name and story came up during dinner. I did not know you but now I know of you and you continue to be remembered. May you rest in peace.

Thank You and God Bless You.

Jorge Interian


Friend of daughter of Sergeant Butler

February 24, 2007

Dad,
I continued to carry on the family legacy in being sucessful. Your saying was "What ever you do,be the best at it. I retired from the Army as a First Sergeant of 22 year. I was in law enforcement for 5 year. I want back to shool and received my Masters in Information Technology.I now, work for General Dynamics. I'm a Battle Command Simluation Analyst for the U.S. Army. I will alway love you dad.

Victor Butler III
Son

October 9, 2006

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

June 20, 2006

Granddaddy,
Even though you returned to your Heavenly Father before my arrival on this Earth. I am honored that you did not leave here in vain. You have a family that loves and misses you deeply. My daddy is a reflection of your courage and strength and I am proud of the contribution you both have made to your community and to the world.

Love,
Jennifer

Jennifer Butler
Granddaughter

May 24, 2006

GOD BE WITH YOU BROTHER.

J.CISNEROS
LOS ANGELES SCHOOL POLICE

June 2, 2005

Victor, as you now know, Jesus Loves You, so do we!!
John: 3:16

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va Police

September 22, 2004

Officer Butler,

I am honored to be the first to leave you a reflection. Let no fallen hero be without one. I honor you, your memory, your name and mostly for the ultimate sacrifice you made protecting all of us. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 16, 2004

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