Policeman
William Henry Sutherlin
Mitchell Police Department
Wednesday, March 7, 1923

Age: 61
Served:
Badge #:
Panel 51E, Line 27 (2011)
Included (2011)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, March 7, 1923
09:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Sixth and Warren streets, Mitchell
Incident County:
Lawrence
Incident Township:
Marion
Weapon Used:
Handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Charged
Burial Place:
Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell

   Policeman William Sutherlin was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man in a group of men who were acting disorderly and shot out a street light.

   He and another officer responded to the gunfire and began chasing the subjects who were dispersing. When the man who had shot out the street light was being arrested, he fatally shot Policeman Sutherlin in the heart.

   The 20-year-old suspect was arrested by the other officer and charged with murder.

   Policeman Sutherlin was survived by his wife, five sons and five daughters.


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