Deputy Sheriff Arthur Frank Utter

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Frank Utter

Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 28, 1922

Arthur Frank Utter

Deputy Arthur Utter, Sheriff Thomas Lashbrook and Constable Carl Neff were shot and killed while attempting to intervene in a labor dispute. Several of the participants opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding all three.

One suspect was killed and another wounded in return gunfire. Twenty-nine men were arrested and charged with murder.

On July 3, 1922, 17 men were convicted of manslaughter and each was sentenced to an indeterminate term of not less than one year to life in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Utter's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-27-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

November 27, 2017

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