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

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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

Incident Date: 3/20/1963

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Hunter was shot and killed while escorting a man off of a city bus on Nichols Avenue. The two became engaged in a struggle and the suspect pulled out a .32 caliber handgun and shot him three times.
Officer Hunter had been with the agency for one year and 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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