Police Officer Natasha Maria Hunter

Police Officer Natasha Maria Hunter

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Natasha Maria Hunter

Police Officer Natasha Hunter succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when her cruiser was struck from behind by a drunk driver on I-10, near the Esplanade Avenue exit.

Officer Hunter was blocking traffic for another officer who was conducting an accident investigation when the drunk driver drove through cones and struck her cruiser. She was transported to a local hospital where she remained in grave condition until succumbing to her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck her was taken into custody and charged with first-degree vehicular negligent injuring and reckless operation.

Officer Hunter had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 11 years. She is survived by her 5-year-old daughter and two sisters. Both of her sisters serve in law enforcement in the New Orleans area.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 686

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 5, 2016
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender In custody

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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