|Name:||Sutton, Blanton W.|
|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.