Police Officer Frederick D. Hunter, Jr.

Police Officer Frederick D. Hunter, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 1971

Frederick D. Hunter, Jr.

Police Officer Frederick Hunter was shot and killed while investigating a possible weapons violation in front of 1518 Pallister Avenue.

He and his partner were in plainclothes when they observed a man pass a handgun to a woman. As they approached the group a second woman fled on foot between two houses with Officer Hunter in pursuit. As Officer Hunter chased her between the buildings he was shot in the chest.

The suspect was arrested but acquitted of murder.

Officer Hunter had been with the agency for 11 months and was assigned to the STRESS Unit. He was survived by his wife, three children, and mother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

foot pursuit, weapons violation

Most Recent Reflection

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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 42nd 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.

Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever

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

April 14, 2013

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