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

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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

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Glad this killer still in jail where he belongs. He gave Officer Hurt and his family a life sentence. He should have one too.

Detective Sergeant Doug Teachworth (Lynn
Lynnwood WA PD

February 19, 2018

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