Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 3 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 1/3/1940
Weapon: Handgun; Pistol
Private Sutton was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant for writing a bad check. He and the town constable of McConnellsburg were escorting the suspect out of a restaurant when he pulled out a handgun from his overcoat and shot Private Sutton. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound.
The suspect surrendered to a posse the next day 18 miles south of McConnellsburg. He told the jury at his trial that his pistol accidentally discharged when Private Sutton grabbed his arm. They believed him and he was acquitted on March 22, 1940.
Private Sutton had been with the agency for just over one year and was survived by his mother.