Deputy Sheriff Douglas Frank Hutton

Deputy Sheriff Douglas Frank Hutton

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, December 1, 1961

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Douglas Frank Hutton

Deputy Hutton was shot and killed as he and four other deputies attempted to arrest an escaped convict. As the deputies surrounded the house the suspect fired a shot through the front door at the deputy who announced their presence.

After the shot Deputy Hutton shined his flashlight at a window on the side of the house. Moments later the suspect fired a blast from his shotgun, striking Deputy Hutton in the chest with a deer slug. Deputy Hutton called out for assistance but it took the other deputies several minutes to get to his location because they were in the line of fire. The suspect fled the scene but turned himself in three days later.

The suspect, who was serving a 10 year sentence for shooting into a house trailer in 1959, was convicted of manslaughter and received another 10 years.

Deputy Hutton was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Rest in peace frank

Carson loveless

February 11, 2024

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