Detective J. Foster King

Detective J. Foster King

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, May 10, 1952

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J. Foster King

Detective King and Officer Homer Hubbard were shot and killed while searching for a suspect wanted for shooting another man earlier in the day. Both officers were shot as they approached a shack they believed the suspect was hiding in.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and executed on January 22, 1954

Detective King was survived by his wife.


  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1954

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 10, 2015

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