Sergeant James A. Hunt, III

Sergeant James A. Hunt, III

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 1993

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James A. Hunt, III

Sergeant James Hunt was shot and killed while attempting to stop an ATM robbery near 6169 Jog Road in Lantana.

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 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.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery

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Rest in peace Sergeant Hunt. A hero who heinous killing won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 11, 2019

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