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Deputy Sheriff Howard Edward Dutton | Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Howard Edward Dutton

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, October 2, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: Not available

Badge # B20

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Deceased

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Deputy Dutton was shot and killed while responding to assist the Robertsdale Police Department on a suicide call. Deputy Dutton responded with several officers in the area behind a store off Chicago Street in Robertsdale. The suspect was sitting behind an abandoned building with a shotgun. While negotiating with officers, the suspect fired a single shot striking Deputy Dutton in the upper abdomen. Officers returned fire on the suspect striking him several times. Deputy Dutton was transported to South Baldwin Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Deputy Dutton had served with Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for four years and had previously served in the United States Army Reserve as a Master Sergeant. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sisters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 27, 2013

 

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