Butch Boackle

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George "Butch" Boackle (born c. 1949) is the longest-serving member of the Birmingham Police Department.

Boackle joined the department on November 13, 1972. He spent 10 years as a patrol officer before being assigned to the K-9 drug detection unit in 1982. During his tenure he has served under nine police chiefs and seven mayors.

Boackle and his wife, Vicky, a former officer who was shot in the line of duty, have one son, Heath, who is a sergeant for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.


  • Robinson, Carol (November 7, 2022) "‘Stood the test of time’: Birmingham’s longest-serving police officer marks 50 years, no plans to retire." AL.com