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Patrolman Addison Coleman Hutchison | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio


Addison Coleman Hutchison

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, July 20, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 7/10/1893

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Patrolman Addison Hutchison succumbed to injuries sustained 10 days earlier when he suffered a deep laceration to his knee during a foot pursuit at the intersection of Boone Avenue and Madison Avenue (believed to be the current intersection of Boone Street and Burbank Street).

He and another officer had raided a craps game near the intersection and one of the men fled the scene. Patrolman Hutchison chased the subject but tripped and fell, cutting his knee to the bone. He was taken to City Hospital where the wound was sutured. The wound developed gangrene, causing his health to rapidly deteriorate. He died as a result on July 20th, 1893.

Patrolman Hutchison had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 4-1/2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife.

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Patrolman Hutchinson, your dedication to duty is admirable and respected. How tragic that you only had 4 1/2 years of service and a mere 34 years of life.

No doubt, your descendants look upon you as the hero that you are and take pride as they should that you are part of they're heritage.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest ever be peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
July 30, 2017


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