Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Sentenced to death
Deputy Rutland and Deputy Thomas Bourne were shot and killed by a prisoner they were transporting to prison to begin a 40-year prison term. The suspect had somehow concealed a handgun and shot them both in the head as they were driving. The patrol did not have a cage. A female prisoner who was also being transported was not hurt.
The suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for the two murders.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Thomas W. Bourne