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Sergeant James A. Hunt, III | Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sergeant

James A. Hunt, III

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, February 28, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Hunt was shot and killed while attempting to stop an ATM robbery. While Sergeant Hunt was searching one of the suspects the other pulled out a handgun and shot him in the face twice, killing him instantly.

The suspect then tried to commit suicide but survived. He was found guilty of Sergeant Hunt's murder and sentenced to death. However, in June of 1998, the Florida Supreme Court commuted the death sentence to life in prison because the murder was not premeditated.

Sergeant Hunt is survived by his wife and two sons.

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I have often thought of this family as I was Jason's teacher at the time of his dad's death. I remember going to the funeral and all of the people who were so hurt by this tragedy. Jamie and Jason cross my mind every now and then as well as their mom. My prayers are with you tonight...I don't know why I thought of this event now, but I hope you all know the peace that only Jesus can bring to carry you through such a difficult situation.

Sandy Rybka
teacher to Jason
May 22, 2017

 

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