Traffic Officer Frank William Hunter

Traffic Officer Frank William Hunter

Holtville Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 21, 1927

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Frank William Hunter

Officer Frank Hunter was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeder on the Holtville Highway, near the Alamo River Bridge. As he rounded a curve on the roadway his motorcycle went out of control, crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, and struck an oncoming vehicle.

He was transported to Holtville Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

Officer Hunter had served with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. His son served as a state traffic officer.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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"After his mother Anna Skillman's death her second husband abandoned her children Arthur Walker, George Hunter and Frank Wm. Hunter. Her Brother Isaac Newton Skillman (Civil War Veteran 3rd Ohio Cavalry) went to Malcolm, NE and found two of the youngsters living in a cardboard box and begging for food. He brought Arthur Walker and Frank Wm. Hunter back to Ohio. George was thought to have been taken out west by a family. Isaac searched for him but he was never found." Perhaps these events influenced Frank to become an officer. Rest in Peace Frank.

Jay Skillman
Skillman Family Association

August 6, 2019

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