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Reserve Officer Billy Sutherlin | Fairfield Police Department, Iowa Fairfield Police Department, Iowa

Reserve Officer

Billy Sutherlin

Fairfield Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Monday, July 27, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Reserve Officer Bill Sutherlin was shot and killed after locating a fugitive who was the focus of a police manhunt.

Officer Sutherlin and several other officers went to the aid of a state trooper who had a suspected car thief trapped in a corn field. Officer Sutherlin had radioed for help saying the suspect was holding a gun on him. Minutes later when the suspect was captured he told where Officer Sutherlin's body could be found. He had been shot through the head.

Officer Sutherlin was a veteran of WWII and had served as a volunteer reserve officer with the Fairfield Police Department for six years.

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Rest in Peace, Reserve Officer Sutherlin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 26, 2013

 

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