Policeman Harrison Clement Hitch

Policeman Harrison Clement Hitch

Princeton Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, May 11, 1913

Harrison Clement Hitch

Officer Harrison Hitch was killed while attempting to arrest the ex-husband of a woman at her house.

When Officer Hitch arrived, he found the man was armed and while trying to get him to surrender his weapon, the suspect fired. Officer Hitch was struck by three rounds, but was able to return fire, wounding the suspect in the arm before staggering out to the front porch where he died within minutes.

The suspect fled the scene and was captured the following evening after a statewide manhunt. He was arrested in a Terre Haute hospital where he had gone to receive treatment for his wound. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, where he died.

Officer Hitch was survived by his wife and their 10 children.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 11, 2015

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