Patrolman Blanton W. Sutton

Patrolman Blanton W. Sutton

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, June 4, 1923

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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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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

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