Police Officer Natasha Maria Hunter

Police Officer Natasha Maria Hunter

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Natasha Maria Hunter

Police Officer Natasha Hunter succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when her cruiser was struck from behind by a drunk driver on I-10, near the Esplanade Avenue exit.

Officer Hunter was blocking traffic for another officer who was conducting an accident investigation when the drunk driver drove through cones and struck her cruiser. She was transported to a local hospital where she remained in grave condition until succumbing to her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck her was taken into custody and charged with first-degree vehicular negligent injuring and reckless operation.

Officer Hunter had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 11 years. She is survived by her 5-year-old daughter and two sisters. Both of her sisters serve in law enforcement in the New Orleans area.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 686

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 5, 2016
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender In custody

accident investigation, DUI

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The months of June and December are always hard for me because you and Holly left me just shy of a year apart in June. We celebrated our birthdays in roll call together in December on the second watch. You are the only partner I ever had who was able to handle my blunt honesty and serve it right back. I wish I could go back in time and tell you to stand down. I would back up Jackie instead. I miss you friend. Today your passing hurts like it happened yesterday. I hope you all are up there watching out for us like guardian angels. Wouldn't that be something, if when police officers passed, they became guardian angels.

co-worker and friend

November 21, 2022

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