With his family — including his 5-year-old daughter Sabrina — by his side, Cpl. Roger Butterfield retired Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, after more than 20 years with the Lodi Police Department.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00 am
On Wednesday, Lodi police said goodbye to Cpl. Roger Butterfield, who is retiring after more than 20 years with the department.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:00 am
Police officers scoured the dark and foggy halls of Lodi High School last week, preparing for an array of emergency situations. With alarms blaring and surrounded by actors imitating panicked students, officers had to stay calm while attempting to detain armed intruders.
Lodi Police Detective Roger Butterfield talks on the phone on
scene of a shooting Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. The victim’s clothes
lay piled at the scene were he collapsed after being shot. The
victim was taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital where he later died.
Monday, January 23, 2012 12:00 am
As police officers, we handle dozens of situations each day.
Most are "routine" but we occasionally find ourselves in humorous
circumstances, often at our own expense. I sat down with veteran
officers Lieutenant Fernando Martinez and Corporal Roger
Butterfield to have them provide me with a story or two.
Friday, December 9, 2011 7:41 am
Just one review this week, as I didn’t make it to “My Week with
Marilyn,” playing in limited release. A look at that will come next
week, along with reviews of the wide releases “Tinker, Tailor,
Soldier, Spy” and, time permitting, “The Sitter.” The studios’
insistence on conducting a take-no-prisoners December blitz with
their prestige pictures has left things a tad crowded for the next
few weeks, but I’ll do what I can…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 4:17 pm
An altercation on Lockeford Street resulted in the stabbing of a
boy Tuesday afternoon.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00 am
Burglars took more than material items when they broke into
Jennifer Kiggins' School Street home on consecutive days last
Besides helping themselves to jewelry as they ransacked the
home, they also took a gift her late father-in-law gave to her
4-year-old son, Bryson Patrola, shortly before he was diagnosed
with muscle cancer two years ago: An Apple iPad that was his last
gift to the child.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi police have arrested a man they allege had a knife and may
have intended to rob a business Tuesday morning.
A pregnant woman was taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital after a
two-car collision at the intersection of Kettleman Lane and Tienda
Drive on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. According to Cpl. Roger
Butterfield of the Lodi Police Department, a witnesses said the
Ford Focus, traveling east on Kettleman Lane, ran a red light and
collided with the front passenger side of a Ford F-150 truck that
was traveling north on Tienda Drive. The pregnant driver of the
truck was taken by ambulance to the hospital with reported chest
pains. The female driver of the Focus was uninjured. Drugs and
alcohol are not considered to be a factor.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:00 am
A man and woman are in custody after allegedly attempting to
evade Lodi Police officers in a high-speed chase in a stolen
A Lodi Police motor officer investigates a patrol car struck in an accident Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at the intersection of Oak and Hutchins streets. Officer Roger Butterfield was taken by ground ambulance to Lodi Memorial Hospital with neck pain. The driver of the F-150 truck was not injured.
Lodi fire, police and American Medical Response personnel responded to an accident between a truck and police car Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at the intersection of Oak and Hutchins streets. Officer Roger Butterfield was taken to the hospital with neck pain.
Lodi Police Officer Roger Butterfield is removed from his patrol car by Lodi Fire Engineer Paul Alvarez and an American Medical Response medic Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Oak and Hutchins streets. Also pictured is Lodi Police Sgt. Fernando Martinez. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
Friday, September 24, 2010 12:00 am
An officer was injured in a car accident at the corner of
Hutchins and Oak streets at about 12:28 p.m. Thursday.
Monday, November 30, 2009 12:00 am
Among City of Lodi employees, 82 earned more than $100,000 in 2012 — up from 30 in 2009. City officials say the difference is in overtime hours, especially among fire and police employees, which were rare in 2007 and 2008.
Lodi Police Cpl. Roger Butterfield takes down information after Kevin James Rodriguez, 28, of Lodi, a parole-at-large, allegedly led police officers on chase that reached speeds of 100 mph on Highway 99 on Wednesday. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:00 am
When Jerry Pike's Lodi home was burglarized a couple weeks ago,
he became yet another of many such recent victims.
Lodi Police Cpl. Roger Butterfield attempts to get fingerprints from the entrance of Sally's Beauty Salon, which was robbed at gunpoint Monday at around 10:30 a.m. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 10:00 pm
A federal probationer fled from officers Wednesday, ditched a
gun and then fought with them as they tried to arrest him, Lodi
Monday, September 15, 2008 10:00 pm
A 31-year-old Lodi man driving more than 80 mph on Turner Road
was arrested after crashing into a tree and a parked car Sunday
night, according to Lodi police.
Friday, July 18, 2008 10:00 pm
A former Tokay High School football player was arrested Friday
after allegedly assaulting a teen who was trying to protect his
sister, police said.
Monday, January 7, 2008 10:00 pm
The mother of an assault suspect nearly found herself behind
bars Monday after she was ejected from a Lodi courtroom and then
allegedly made threats against a witness testifying against her
Thursday, September 6, 2007 10:00 pm
Lodi residents awoke to ash on their cars Thursday as forest
fire smoke lingered over San Joaquin County for a second day.
Thursday, August 23, 2007 10:00 pm
An uncooperative tuberculosis patient was arrested Thursday on a
$250,000 warrant and taken directly from Lodi Memorial Hospital to
the county jail.