Police Officer John Cyrille Fillion

Police Officer John Cyrille Fillion

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, July 24, 1878

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John Cyrille Fillion

Police Officer John Fillion collapsed and died of heat exhaustion while walking his beat on St. Aubin Avenue, between Clinton Street and Mullett Street.

Officer Fillion served with the Detroit Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 4 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

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Today, on the 138th anniversary of your sacrifice, I just happened upon his site while looking for my fathers badge number. He too died in the line of duty for the Detroit Police Department. Ricktor Ace Gutwosky 1968. Your heroism is not forgotten.

Diana L Gutowsky Thornbury

July 25, 2016

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