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Officer Elmer L. Hunter | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


Elmer L. Hunter

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 20, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Arrested

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Officer Elmer Hunter was shot and killed while escorting a man off of a city bus at Nichols Avenue (modern day Martin Luther King Jr Avenue) and Alabama Avenue, SE. The two became engaged in a struggle and the suspect pulled out a .32 caliber handgun and shot him three times.

The subject was arrested several hours later.

Officer Hunter had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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When Officer Hunter was killed, I was attending US Park Police recruit training. Our entire class of recruits attended the funeral and I was honored to serve on the color guard when we went to
Arlington Natl. Cemetery for the graveside ceremony. God Bless him!

Major Jack Sands
US Park Police (Retired)
October 6, 2013


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