Patrolman John Tillman Hussey

Patrolman John Tillman Hussey

Springdale Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 1975

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John Tillman Hussey

Patrolman John Hussey was shot and killed after being abducted and handcuffed to a tree.

The subject shot him with his own service weapon three times. The man was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. He escaped from prison in the mid-1980s but was later recaptured after being profiled on the television show "America's Most Wanted."

Patrolman Hussey had only served with the Springdale Police Department for six weeks. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 310

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I am Michael Clark. The son of Skyler Clark. Skyler Clark was one of the officers who captured Raymond Coble, and Tommy Winnberry after there escape. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/11227/2-MURDERERS-CAPTURED-9-DAYS-AFTER-JAILBREAK.html I just wanted you to know the story of the lost officer is still talked about in 2019. My father is still living

Sargent Skyler Clark
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April 11, 2019

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