Patrolman John Tillman Hussey

Patrolman John Tillman Hussey

Springdale Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 1975

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John Tillman Hussey

Patrolman John Hussey was shot and killed after being abducted and handcuffed to a tree.

The subject shot him with his own service weapon three times. The man was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. He escaped from prison in the mid-1980s but was later recaptured after being profiled on the television show "America's Most Wanted."

Patrolman Hussey had only served with the Springdale Police Department for six weeks. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 310

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I knew your mom and brother I’ve always heard good things about you, you sounded like an amazing person to meet but I’m sure I’ll meet you one day, it may not be on earth but I’ll meet you one day. I hope you are having an amazing time up there, and say hi to God for me.

Taylor
Just a family friend of your mom and your brother

August 20, 2019

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