Juvenile Officer Charles H. Hurt

Juvenile Officer Charles H. Hurt

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 1963

Charles H. Hurt

Juvenile Officer Charles Hurt was shot and killed as he and another officer were searching for students who were playing hooky from school in Scotlandville.

They were searching a wooded area at a community center near the 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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

juvenile offender

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I was in grade school with Officer Hurt's son Michael. I clearly remember the day this happened and Michael being picked up from school at Bakerfield Elementary in Baker, LA.

My utmost respect to ALL officers that serve and protect every day. Each of them leave families and friends each day, hoping to return home safely.

Randall Newsom

March 22, 2017

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