Policeman William Hunt

Policeman William Hunt

Alcoa Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 7, 1937

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William Hunt

Policeman Bill Hunt was shot and killed during a riot involving striking workers at the Alcoa Company of America plant.

The plant had been closed for seven weeks and had reopened that day. The riot started after some workers at the plant were kept from entering by the striking workers.

One of the strikers was also killed during the shootout in which 11 officers were shot and wounded.

Policeman Hunt had served with the Alcoa Police Department for seven weeks. He is survived by his wife and daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 month, 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

civil unrest, strike

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

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