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Officer John E. Sutton | University of Maine Police Department, Maine University of Maine Police Department, Maine


John E. Sutton

University of Maine Police Department, Maine

End of Watch: Friday, September 20, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Officer John Sutton suffered a fatal heart attack while shortly after attempting to break up a fight at Memorial Gymnasium, in Orono, during a dance.

He had been assigned to a pep rally earlier in the evening and was working at the dance in preparation for a football game the following day. He intervened in a fight and was knocked down. He was able to breakup the fight with the assistance of other officers.

The officers then drove back to the police station in Old Town, where Officer Sutton collapsed.

Officer Sutton was survived by his wife and two children.

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Gone but not forgotten. We carry on with your sacrifice in mind. God Bless. We honor you again on September 20, 2013 at the 50th anniversary of your passing!

Detective Sergeant
University of Maine Police Department
October 15, 2013


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