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Gibson Co. Honors Fallen Officer

Gibson County law enforcement officers joined together over the weekend to remember the 100th anniversary of a Princeton police officer killed in the line of duty. 

They joined descendant relatives of Harrison Hitch at Hitch's gravesite at Oak Hill Cemetery in Patoka. 

Hitch was killed May eleventh, 1913 during a domestic arrest call at a Princeton residence. 

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports Hitch and the suspect exchanged gunfire that killed the officer. 

The gunman was later arrested in Terre Haute while receiving treatment for a gunshot wound. 

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

The man died behind bars.

Police and Hitch's relatives laid a wreath on Hitch's grave, in remembrance of the 100-year anniversary.

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Locations : Gibson County
People : Harrison Hitch