"Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian ‘Butch’ Anderson served this county with dignity and civility for decades, and he will be long remembered as one of the truly gifted leaders of the Hudson Valley. Butch took his vital role to heart and worked earnestly for the betterment and safety of communities across Dutchess County -- and beyond.
I was fortunate to get to know Butch when I started my law enforcement career in the sheriff’s office back in 1980. I was not at all surprised to see him move up the ranks and ultimately be elected repeatedly by the people to serve as their sheriff.
Butch, in all capacities, was a dedicated and brave member of that department, but what always impressed me was his love of this county, the people who live here and his overwhelming commitment to the Hudson Valley.
Aside from his deep law enforcement credentials and successes, Butch was a community man, a gifted speaker, and he had an undeniable presence about him. I know I speak for many today when I say a tremendous void has been created by his death.
Our heart goes out to Butch’s wife, Danielle, to the rest of his family and to the County Sheriff’s Office today.
Butch, you will never be forgotten.”