Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Patrick A. Butler

Weymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, April 15, 1915

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Reflections for Chief of Police Patrick A. Butler

God Bless

Judith linnehan
Great granddaughter

June 20, 2020

Chief, if it now been 104 years since your tragic death at the hands of a nobody. You are not forgotten. Though his act is ingrained in us, the identity of your killer is meaningless.

Continued peace and God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 15, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 15, 2018

Rest in peace, Chief. I am proud to have served on your department for 25 years.

Lieutenant (retired) Robert Johnson
Weymouth, MA PD

April 20, 2018

Honoring Chief Butler and my great grandfather on this day, the 100th anniversary of his death on Pleasant Street in Weymouth, MA.

Thank you for your service and to many of your descendants who went on to perform great public service in Weymouth.

Kevin Kiley
Great Grandson

April 15, 2015

Chief Butler, today marks the 99th anniversary of your tragic and horrific death at the hands of a drunk driver. You left a proud and admirable legacy and your 35 years with the Weymouth Police Department, a neighbor to my home town is commendable and what makes you a hero.

I often say in my Reflections that, so long as you are kept in the hearts and minds of those who know and love you best, you are never truly gone. It's evident that is enforce with you and your family.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 15, 2014

Rest in Peace, dear Great Grandfather, Patrick A. Butler. You have many grandchildren who remember your service and honor your memory. It would have been an honor to meet, yet your children helped us to know and love you. You were deeply loved.

Carol Cote Schneider
Great Granddaughter

November 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, dear Great Grandfather, Patrick A. Butler. You have many grandchildren who remember your service and honor your memory. It would have been an honor to meet, yet your children helped us to know and love you

Carol Cote Schneider
Great Granddaughter

November 17, 2013

My great grandfather was the first Law Enforcement Officer killed by a drunk driver in the United States. Unfortunately, not the last.

CMSgt Patrick Butler
USAF

August 30, 2013

My great grandfather I never met who died in fron of The Butler House where I also lived and was the gathering place for our large great family.

Steven Patrick Butler
Great Grandson

January 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 16, 2012

Chief Butler,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Weymouth.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

April 15, 2008

Chief Butler, today marks the 93rd anniversary of your tragic death at the hands of a drunk driver. Drunk drivers have been a threat almost since time began and you were just one of many victims. You gave your life in the service of others and are a hero for it.

You were also a founder of a sort of dynasty in the Weymouth Police. The Butler descendants are no doubt proud of the amount of public service given by your family.

The Weymouth PD is a terrific department made up of a dedicated and professional group of people. I’m sure to this day you look down with pride on what has been accomplished over the years.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 15, 2008

On 06/16/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Officer Chief Patrick A. Butler and dedicated our training day to him.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05
BPD

November 21, 2005

Rest in peace, Sir.

October 4, 2004

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