Deputy Sheriff Leroy Nylon Hutchison

Deputy Sheriff Leroy Nylon Hutchison

Ward County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 10, 1961

Leroy Nylon Hutchison

Deputy Hutchison was killed when a tank battery exploded in Monahans. He was assisting other deputies and firefighters at the scene of a battery fire when the explosion occurred. The explosion was so powerful that the flames extended several hundred yards, engulfing Deputy Hutchison, a firefighter and a county commissioner in flames.

Deputy Hutchison was survived by his wife and three children. He had previously served as a constable for Ward County and a marshal for the City of Van Horn.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion
  • Incident Date Friday, June 9, 1961

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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

June 15, 2015

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