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 Michael 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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Sgt. Hunt,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 4, 2023

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