Deputy Sheriff James Sutton

Deputy Sheriff James Sutton

Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, June 6, 1913

James Sutton

Deputy Sheriff James Sutton and Deputy Sheriff Allen Scribner were shot and killed in Brimley while transporting a prisoner to the county jail.

The man, who was wanted for committing a murder, was handcuffed to one of the deputies but had his other hand free. He was able to draw a concealed handgun and shot both deputies, killing them. He was able to flee the scene and was never apprehended.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

murder suspect, transport

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Deputy Sheriff Sutton,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chippewa County.


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June 6, 2018

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