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Patrolman John Tillman Hussey | Springdale Police Department, Arkansas Springdale Police Department, Arkansas


John Tillman Hussey

Springdale Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 21, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 month

Badge # 310

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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I still remember. I was a student at the UofA Fayetteville at the time. A Vietnam Veteran. Now I am retire from the Army after 45 years of service. I remember this man. Keeps me oriented. A reference for Good and evil. Rest in Peace.

CAPT Joseph GLenn
USCG and U. S. Army
August 26, 2015


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