Sheriff Walter B. Butchart
Walter B. Butchart, aged 21, was appointed to fill out the unexpired term of his father, William B. Butchart, also known as "Old W. W.", when the later died in his sleep Aug. 28, 1904. The following day, Walter pinned on the gold star and became the youngest sheriff on record in St. Louis County and one of the youngest in the nation.
Walter B. Butchart was educated in the Duluth Schools. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he enlisted with Company G, 14th Minnesota regiment. (Source: Minn. 920 W628 Who's Who In St. Louis County; Collier. 1932)
Byron Butchart is pictured with the badges worn by his family during their law enforcement history.