Reserve Officer Billy Sutherlin

Reserve Officer Billy Sutherlin

Fairfield Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Monday, July 27, 1970

Billy Sutherlin

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.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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

Officer 11169

May 26, 2013

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