Turnkey William G. Hunter

Turnkey William G. Hunter

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, June 9, 1932

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William G. Hunter

Turnkey William Hunter succumbed to wounds sustained three days earlier when he was beaten by two escaping prisoners from the Pikesville Police Station.

After the beating, the suspects stole Turnkey Hunter's pistol and fled the jail. One of the suspects was arrested several days later when he inadvertently hailed a policeman for a ride. The second suspect was arrested in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in May 1938.

Turnkey Hunter was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Baltimore where he died three days later. He was buried in New Cathedral Cemetery.

Turnkey Hunter was survived by his wife.


  • Age 75
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, June 6, 1932
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested

escape attempt

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice and on this day, 88 years later, know that you are and always will be remembered.

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