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City Marshal Chester C. Hutcheson | Merkel Police Department, Texas Merkel Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

Chester C. Hutcheson

Merkel Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, April 12, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/11/1936

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Arrested

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Marshal Hutcheson was shot and killed while attempting to speak with the owner of a dance hall near the city limits. Marshal Hutcheson had responded to the dance hall for the second time that night and asked the owner to step outside to talk. The owner refused and shot Marshal Hutcheson in the left eye as the marshal stood in the doorway. Marshal Hutcheson succumbed to his wound several hours later. The suspect was arrested the following day.

Marshal Hutcheson had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace Marshal Chester C. Hutcheson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Merkel, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting flesh of the scum that murdered you!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 12, 2016


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