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New Hero Search Jimmie Hugh Rutledge - Jun. 16, 1973 (20611)

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Berkeley Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 16, 1973
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 50 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Berkeley Police Dept.
CA   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 15
On The Job: 23 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Sat. Jun. 16, 1973
Summary: Sergeant Rutledge was shot and killed with his own weapon while attempting to arrest a prowler. Officers had responded to the scene but were unable to find the prowler. Sergeant Rutledge remained on the scene and the suspect returned. As he attempted to arrest the man the suspect began to struggle and gained control of Sergeant Rutledge's weapon. After shooting him the suspect took hostages in a nearby home. The suspect killed a four-year-old hostage before being shot and killed by other officers.

Sergeant Rutledge had been with the agency for 23 years.

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