Patrolman Blanton W. Sutton

Patrolman Blanton W. Sutton

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 4, 1923

Blanton W. Sutton

Patrolman Blanton Sutton was shot and killed as he was searching a suspect for weapons.

Patrolman Sutton observed a suspicious man inside a pool hall. Patrolman Sutton confronted the man, questioned him, and began to search him for concealed weapons. Suddenly, the offender produced a revolver and fired at Patrolman Sutton. Patrolman Sutton was struck and fatally wounded.

The suspect committed suicide before conviction.

Patrolman Sutton had served in District 021.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5275

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Sutton's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-4-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

September 4, 2018

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