Chief of Police David Albert McCutchen, Sr.

Chief of Police David Albert McCutchen, Sr.

Tybee Island Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 10, 1963

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David Albert McCutchen, Sr.

Chief David McCutchen was shot and killed while checking on a residence for a possible burglary in progress. He was shot by the homeowner, who had returned home early from vacation. The homeowner had mistaken the chief as a burglar and was not charged in connection with his death.

Chief McCutchen was survived by his wife and two children.

Chief McCutchen was a gradate of the 53rd Session of the FBI National Academy.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

FBI National Academy, FBINA

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My late father, Billy W. Fields, was an officer under your command at the time of your passing. Your impact on him led to my given first name, “David”, in 1963. I’ve been to your Memorial in Washington, DC, and penciled your etching from amongst the fallen. I look forward to sharing stories with you some glorious day.

David E. Fields, Special Agent (Retired)
Bureau of ATF

June 18, 2021

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