End of Watch: 07/27/1945
Agency: La Conner Police Department
County: Skagit County
John Hilsinger was a town marshal and volunteer firefighter for the city of La Conner. He was assisting with a fire at a local shingle mill when he was electrocuted. Marshal Hilsinger had just taken the nozzle and stepped in a pool of water when a wire fell to the ground electrifying the pool of water he was standing in. A pulmeter was used but failed to revive him.
Marshal Hilsinger is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, three brothers and two sisters.