Police Officer Winfred Sylvester Hunter

Police Officer Winfred Sylvester Hunter

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, June 4, 1990

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Winfred Sylvester Hunter

Officer Hunter was shot and killed after he and another officer tried to intervene in a fight. Both officers were off-duty at a club when they tried to break up an altercation by two men who had caused trouble in the club earlier. His assailant was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Hunter is survived by his son and daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 9536

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to Life

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As a rookie coming out of the Academy. Our patrol jackets were on back order. We had to go on the street with our blouse coat. When Officer Hunter seen me. He laughed and told me I might as well go out on the street with a sign that said Rookie if I was going to wear that coat. He gave me a old patrol jacket to wear. Never been so proud to wear something used.
That was almost 30 years ago. I'm now retired.

Warren Edwards
Phila Police Dept 22 DISTRICT

August 22, 2018

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