Patrolman Jesse Joe Hittson

Patrolman Jesse Joe Hittson

Yreka Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1978

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Jesse Joe Hittson

Patrolman Hittson was shot and killed while chasing several suspects into the hills. Patrolman Hittson was struck one time in the chest by a shot from a .22 caliber rifle. The shooter was arrested and sentenced to death, but was acquitted during a retrial. The shooter's sister was sentenced to life.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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Just thinking about Bo today for some reason. It has been a long time. Met Bo and his brother at the Butte Police Academy back in 1976 or so. We had a great time there. Both of us had Corvettes and we use to race from the hotel in Oroville to Butte College. Real nice guy. I went to the funeral shortly after, maybe a year or two after we graduated. God bless you my friend.

Glen Russell, Traffic Officer, retired
CHP, then Dixon PD

December 13, 2018

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