Patrolman Jesse Joe Hittson

Patrolman Jesse Joe Hittson

Yreka Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1978

Jesse Joe Hittson

Patrolman Hittson was shot and killed while chasing several suspects into the hills. Patrolman Hittson was struck one time in the chest by a shot from a .22 caliber rifle. The shooter was arrested and sentenced to death, but was acquitted during a retrial. The shooter's sister was sentenced to life.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 40th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 17, 2018

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