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Police Officer Nicholas Hunt | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Nicholas Hunt

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, November 15, 1897

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended in 1914

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Officer Nicholas Hunt was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a robbery at a local store.

During the exchange of gunfire one of the suspects was wounded.

The suspect was apprehended in Delaware for another robbery but escaped from prison. He was then again arrested in Rhode Island for a robbery and sentenced to 25 years. When he was pardoned by the Rhode Island Governor in 1914 he was released from jail but arrested by St. Louis detectives and returned to Missouri to face murder charges.

One of the subjects was arrested in San Francisco, California, after the being involved in the murder of Officer Eugene Robinson on January 21st, 1902.

None of the other suspects were apprehended.

Office Hunt is buried in an unmarked grave at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Officer Eugene C. Robinson
San Francisco Police Department, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 21, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 112th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 16, 2009

 

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