Officer Hubert W. Estes

Officer Hubert W. Estes

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, May 16, 1947

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Hubert W. Estes

Officer Hubert Estes was shot and killed as he and an unarmed guard attempted to wrestle a gun away from a shooting suspect.

The man had entered the Municipal Court building at 6th and F Streets, NW, and opened fire because he was upset over a $75 refund. During the struggle the guard was shot in the mouth and Officer Estes was shot twice in the chest. Despite his wounds, Officer Estes was able to return fire and shot the man four times.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot

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Officer Estes,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 16, 2022

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