Located in the Bingham City Cemetery are two graves of men killed in the line of duty.
Officer John C. Morrissey
Died on July 6, 1895
Bingham Police Department
Officer Morrissey was accidentally shot to death by a fellow officer. Morrissey and his partner were working Bingham’s annual Independence Day celebration when they attempted to arrest an intoxicated man. The suspect struggled with the officers and began to draw a knife. The second officer struck the man in the head with his pistol. The weapon discharged and the bullet entered Morrissey’s heart. The 35-year-old victim was married and the father of five children. He is buried in the Bingham City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Austin K. and Kade J. Rice, and Luke K. Shulsen.(*)
Deputy James Douglas Hulsey was born January 12, 1874, to Charles and Pelina Stacey Hulsey, in Oklahoma Indian Territory. Raised in Colorado, he worked as a miner before coming to Utah and settling in Bingham Canyon.
He was shot and killed by a man wanted for already killing 4 others, 3 of them other officers.(*)