Sergeant Ezra Sutherland

Photo of Sergeant Ezra Sutherland
End of Watch: Mon, Jun 19th, 1950
Date of Incident: Mon, Jun 19th, 1950
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 39


Sergeant Ezra Sutherland and Patrolman Warren Pool were travelling north on Dixie Highway (U.S. 31-W) when another vehicle, travelling south on the wrong side of the divided highway, struck their cruiser head-on. Patrolman Pool, the passenger, suffered only minor injuries. Sergeant Sutherland, the driver, died from internal injuries received when his chest struck the steering wheel.

The driver of the other vehicle, Cpl. Kenneth C. Crane, 23, Fort Knox, fled the accident scene and was arrested a short time later near Pleasure Ridge, about a mile away, and charged with manslaughter, assault and battery, reckless driving, and failure to stop and render aid.

Sergeant Sutherland formerly served as a county alcohol beverage control investigator.


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There are 2 tributes for Sergeant Ezra Sutherland.

Sergeant Ezra Sutherland
Left on Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Thank you sir. Rest in peace. Never forgotten.