End of Tour: Wednesday, January 22, 1947
Assignment: Not available
Incident Date: Wednesday, January 22, 1947
Incident Location: Shelby Street @ Jefferson Street
Cause of Death: Automobile accident (fire)
Suspect Name: Not applicable
Weapon Involved: Not applicable
Case Status: Closed
Patrolman Hawthorn was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a three-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 Hawthorn had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.