Police Officer John H. Patterson

Police Officer John H. Patterson

Hometown Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, May 13, 1957

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John H. Patterson

Police Officer John Patterson was killed in an automobile accident while involved in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

The suspect escaped after Officer Patterson's vehicle struck a gas pump at a service station near the intersection of

Officer Patterson had served with the Hometown Police Department for less than one year. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter and brother.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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