Deputy Walter A. Sutton

Deputy Walter A. Sutton

Barbour County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 1990

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Walter A. Sutton

Deputy Walter Sutton and Captain Ted Dotson of the Eufaula Police Department were killed in a plane crash while conducting a flight to search for marijuana.

Deputy Sutton had served with the Barbour County Sheriff's Department for 3.5 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 609

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

narcotics, aircraft accident

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Deputy Sutton and I went to Montgomery Police Academy in 1987 . It's so sad that this happened to not only a Brother, but a friend. I was shot twice in the line of duty in 2018 and had to retire. My perpetrator was also killed in our exchange of gunfire. God bless you and your family and Department knowing you are not forgotten Brother

Retired Lieutenant Tommy Pettus
Talladega Police Department

December 13, 2022

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