Officer Elmer L. Hunter

Officer Elmer L. Hunter

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, March 20, 1963

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Elmer L. Hunter

Officer Elmer Hunter was shot and killed while escorting a man off of a city bus at Nichols Avenue (modern-day Martin Luther King Jr Avenue) and Alabama Avenue, SE.

The two became engaged in a struggle, and the suspect pulled out a .32 caliber handgun and shot him three times.

The subject was arrested several hours later.

Officer Hunter was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Arrested


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Officer Hunter,
On today, the 60th 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. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

March 20, 2023

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