In Memorial. Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty, Remembered

  • 5/15/2017 5:01:18 PM
  • Jay Jackman
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Mansfield police who died in the line of duty are never forgotten.

The Mansfield Municipal Building held a ceremony Monday to mark the start of National Police Week, and to honor those who have been lost locally.

The purpose is to honor all officers, but particularly Officers John Englehart Jr., William Taylor, Brian Evans, and Michael Hutchison, who were killed in the line of duty. 

  • Officer John Englehart Jr. was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 7, 1893. Englehart was on foot patrol near a railroad crossing when he fell under the train.
  • Officer Michael Hutchison was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 6, 1976. He was shot and killed while trying to apprehend a man who had tried to cash a stolen check at a grocery store. 
  • Officer Brian D. Evans was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 26, 2007. Evans was killed while helping a man who had just been shot. 
  • Lt. William J. Taylor was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 18, 1949. Taylor was responding to a disturbance call and was shot twice in the abdomen. Taylor was hospitalized for several days but later died from an infection.

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