Police Officer John W. Suttle

Police Officer John W. Suttle

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 3, 1959

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John W. Suttle

Officer Suttle was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic around the scene of an accident on the Gulf Freeway at the Lombardy overpass. The vehicle that struck Officer Suttle dragged him more than 50 feet.

Officer Suttle was survived by his wife, son, parents, sister, and two brother.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Officer Suttle,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 3, 2019

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