Paul O. Butler, age 90 of Battle Ground, formerly of Lafayette, passed away in his home at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Born April 13, 1922 in Greencastle, IN, he was the son of the late Paul Glen and Olive Mickler Butler. Paul served as a U.S. Navy Seabee.
He married Annabelle "Ann" Smith on April 10, 1960 in Lafayette and she survives. Paul served on the Lafayette Police Department for 21 ½ years, serving as the Chief of Police for several years. He retired in 1977. He was a member of Masonic Lodge number 129 Shawnee for over 50 years, the Fraternal Order of Police Arman Lodge where he served as President for 2 years, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post number 492. He enjoyed woodworking.