Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 4 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Juvenile Officer Charles Hurt was shot and killed as he and another officer were searching for students who were playing hooky from school. They were searching a wooded area near a high school when a 17-year-old student shot him once with a .22 caliber pistol.
The subject was apprehended the next day.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His sentenced was later reduced to life in prison.
Officer Hurt had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for 17 months. He was survived by his wife and three children.