Sergeant Michael J. Hunt

Sergeant Michael J. Hunt

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, August 4, 1948

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Michael J. Hunt

Sergeant Hunt died from injuries suffered when he was struck by a truck on June 23 while directing traffic in front of the Convention Center during the Republican National Convention.

Sergeant Hunt was a U.S Army veteran of World war I and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 33 years. He had been widowed and was survived by his seven children. He was a native of County Mayo, Ireland


  • Age 61
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 23, 1948
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

directing traffic

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2013

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