Sergeant
Wade Hull
Indianapolis Police Department
Wednesday, September 10, 1919

Age: 48
Served: 22 years, 5 months
Badge #: 227
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, September 10, 1919
10:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
216 Anderson Street, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to life
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Sergeant Wade Hull was shot and killed while officers conducted a gambling raid.

   At the residence, he and an officer went to the front door while two other officers covered the back door. As they pushed the front door open and the officers proceeded into the home, Sergeant Hull was shot in the jugular vein and died almost instantly.

   The offenders initially fled the scene but were apprehended a short time later. The shooter was charged with first-degree murder and in a change of venue to Shelby County, the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Upon retrial, the offender was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

   Sergeant Hull was survived by his mother, two brothers and two sisters.



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