Butler Grant Obituary, Death – Today was the day that we held a funeral service for one of our own. In addition to the exemplary service that he had already provided in the military and the legal community, Butler Lewis Alfonso Grant served as a Deputy Sheriff for Fauquier County for a total of 24 years. During that time, he was devoted to his job and held a high level of respect among his peers. Retired Lieutenant Grant began his career in law enforcement on July 1, 1984, and became one of Fauquier County’s first Black Deputies in the process. He served in that capacity until July 1, 1984.
His career advancements included being promoted to the ranks of Corporal and D.A.R.E. Instructor, Sergeant and Patrol Shift Supervisor, Detective, and Lieutenant respectively. His ascent through the ranks was one that was steady and unwavering. Both the establishment of the Property and Evidence Division and the fact that Lieutenant Grant was the first Black officer to serve on the Command Staff are credited to him. Lieutenant Grant was also the first person of African descent to hold the position. In June of 2008, when he was 70 years old, he officially retired from his job.
A great number of people will remember him for the strong sense of community involvement he had as well as his compassion for those who were in need for the rest of their lives. The life and work of Lieutenant Grant, who is now retired, continue to serve as an example for younger generations of law enforcement professionals.
The deputies and staff of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, led by Sheriff Jeremy Falls, would like to offer their condolences to his family and friends as well as express their appreciation for the service that he provided throughout his entire life. We would also like to thank him for the service he provided throughout his career.