P.O. Blanton W. Sutton #5275

Name: Sutton, Blanton W.
Star: 5275
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Stanton Avenue Station
End of Watch: 04-Jun-1923
Incident Details: Police Officer Blanton Sutton, 30, was a 1-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Stanton Avenue Station.

On June 4, 1923, Officer Sutton spotted Ernest Jackson in a pool hall near 37th Street and Michigan Avenue.  Jackson, who was known to police, entered the pool hall and snarled at the officer.  Officer Sutton suspected that Jackson was carrying a concealed weapon and followed him to a pool table.  Both of them, simultaneously, drew their weapons and fired at each other.  Ernest Jackson died at the scene.  James Wisger, a patron, was accidentally struck by a stray bullet and died at the scene.  Officer Sutton died en route to Provident Hospital.

Officer Sutton was laid to rest in Lincoln Cemetery.