John H Hawthorne

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 22, 1947

Biographical Info

Age: 34

Tour of Duty: 5 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Date of Incident: January 22, 1947

Incident Location: Shelby Street and Jefferson Streets

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

John H Hawthorn


Patrolman Hawthorne was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a three (3)-alarm fire at St. Martin's School. During the response, his patrol vehicle collided with a truck at the intersection of Shelby and Jefferson Streets and burst into flames. He was trapped inside of the vehicle and received fatal burns. 

Patrolman Hawthorne had been with the agency for five (5) years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, two (2) brothers, and two (2) sisters.

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