Constable Harry Hunt

Constable Harry Hunt

Ojai Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1943

Harry Hunt

Constable Hunt was shot and killed by an escaped mental patient who'd tried to rape a woman.

Constable Hunt chased the suspect over an embankment when the suspect shot him. Hunt was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Hunt was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but was released and died several days later.

Constable Hunt was a decorated veteran. He had lost his arm in an industrial accident and was still appointed as constable because of his character.

Constable Hunt was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Constable Hunt... we here at Ojai PD remember you on this day and we honor your memory and your sacrifice. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

David Kenney, Chief of Police
Ventura Co. Sheriff / Ojai PD

April 22, 2015

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