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Family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, July 16, 2014 with F.O.P. Services at 7:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Thursday.

The Butterfield Family has my sincere condolences. I was a young police officer in the later 1970s at the OSUPD when Paul was serving there. He was a good man, good police officer, who served his community and country. We were lucky to have a man of Paul's caliber on the force. Have a safe tour Paul. You completed your watch.

Stephen Miller

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Obituary for Paul Butterfield

Paul Butterfield 1932-2014

Paul Butterfield

11/05/1932 - 07/12/2014

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Paul F. Butterfield, age 81, entered paradise on July 12th, 2014. Paul entered this world born to the late Fred & Elnora Butterfield on Nov. 5, 1932. Paul is survived by his children Teresa (Dennis) Damschroder and Brian (Amy) Butterfield, and grandchildren Richard, Brittany, Justin, Megan, Jessica, and great-grandchild Elijah. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife Jean Butterfield, son David Butterfield and sisters, Mary Martin, Donna Stumph, and Rita Hicks. Paul retired from the Ohio State University Police Department after a distinguished 28 year law enforcement career. Paul was a lifetime member of the Capital City FOP Lodge 9 where he was known and loved by many as the “FOP Santa” for 21 years. Paul served his country in the United States Army and served in the Korean War with the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Division. Paul was also a member of the Westerville American Legion Post 171. Paul and his family were original founding members of the Mifflin Twp. Fire Department that continues to protect the citizens of the Linden area of Columbus and the City of Gahanna, OH. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm with FOP service at 7:30 pm and funeral service Thursday at 11 am at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St. Westerville, OH. Internment at Northlawn Memory Gardens. A celebration of Paul's life will follow at Capital City FOP Lodge 9 6800 Schrock Hill Ct. Columbus, OH. Our thanks and gratitude to the caregivers of the St. Ann’s Palliative Care & Hospice unit for their wonderful treatment of Paul in his final days. John 14: 1-4.