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Investigator John Arthur Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

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John Arthur "Red" Fletcher

Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, February 17, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Investigator John Fletcher and Investigator Howard Bunting were killed in an automobile accident while on duty in White County.

Investigator Fletcher and Investigator Bunting were traveling northbound on Illinois Route 1 heading to a district meeting. As a driver who was traveling southbound attempted to slow his vehicle, the brakes grabbed, causing his vehicle to strike the side of the officer's vehicle.

Investigator Fletcher and the other driver were killed instantly and Investigator Bunting died as a result of his injuries six days later.

Investigator Fletcher had served with the Illinois Department of Conservation for five years.

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Investigator Howard Russell Bunting
Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois
End of Watch: Saturday, February 23, 1957
Cause: Automobile crash

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Rest in Peace, Investigator Fletcher. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 27, 2012

 

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