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Policeman William Hunt | Alcoa Police Department, Tennessee Alcoa Police Department, Tennessee

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William Hunt

Alcoa Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 1 month, 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Bill Hunt was shot and killed during a riot involving striking workers at a sheet mill plant in Alcoa.

The plant had been closed for seven weeks and had reopened that day. The riot started after some workers at the plant were kept from entering by the striking workers.

One of the strikers was also killed during the shootout in which 11 officers were shot and wounded.

Policeman Hunt had served with the Alcoa Police Department for seven weeks. He is survived by his wife and daughters.

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