Sergeant David Hue Anthony, Sr.

Sergeant David Hue Anthony, Sr.

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, May 23, 1973

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David Hue Anthony, Sr.

Sergeant David Anthony was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to an alarm call at the Citizens Bank on Broadway Drive in Hattiesburg.

The location had sent out four false alarms earlier in the day. The responding officers were under the impression they were responding to a fifth false alarm, and as Sergeant Anthony walked into the bank, he was shot.

The suspect was convicted of murder, kidnapping, and bank robbery and sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole in March 2006.

Sergeant Anthony was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran and served with the Hattiesburg Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, two sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Denied parole in 2006


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Sgt. Anthony,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

May 23, 2023

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