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Angelo C. Butera, Hamburg police detective

Nov. 11, 1955 – Jan. 24, 2016

Angelo C. Butera, a widely known detective with the Town of Hamburg Police Department, died Sunday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a long illness. Butera, who grew up in Buffalo, was a graduate of Frontier High School and Erie Community College with a degree in criminal justice. He was 60.

He was a longtime security officer at Buffalo Bills home games and served as a security officer at special events for St. Francis High School. He was named an officer of the year by the Town of Hamburg Police Benevolent Association, the American Legion and the Newton Abbott Fire Company for his police work that began in 1995.

Mr. Butera was promoted to detective in August 2001 and proudly pinned the police badge on his son, Christopher, when he joined the Hamburg Town Police Department in July 2009. Before joining the police force, Mr. Butera had worked for Charletowne Flooring in Tonawanda.

An avid hunter and golfer, he was a member of Knights of Columbus Lodge 2220.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Sally Mayer; three sons, Nicholas, Christopher and Richard; a daughter, Kimberly Butera Stack; and two brothers, Leo and Anthony.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 2052 Lakeview Road, Lake View.