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Deputy Sheriff Daniel Asburn Carper Hutchison | Craig County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Craig County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Daniel Asburn Carper Hutchison

Craig County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, July 19, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Daniel Hutchison was shot and killed from ambush while he and another deputy waited for a suspected bootlegger to return to his home near the Craig County - Giles County line.

The suspect was part of a well known bootlegging ring and was wanted on several warrants. Deputy Hutchison and another man had been deputized to assist with serving the warrants and went to the man's home. When it was determined that the man was not there, Deputy Hutchison and the deputized citizen were left nearby to wait for him.

As they waited, the man observed them as he returned home. He immediately opened fire from behind, killing Deputy Hutchison and seriously wounding the other deputy.

The man fled the area and remained at large for almost one year. On June 26, 1927, the suspect was located by a posse near his father's home in Craig County. A shootout ensued in which the suspect was fatally wounded.

Deputy Hutchison was survived by his wife and child.

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Rest in peace; you are not forgotten.

William N. Bowers, Special Agent, VA Dept. of ABC
Past Investigator, York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office
Past Detective Corporal, Hampton Police Division
November 2, 2015

 

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