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.

The local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, built in 1953, is named for King and Hubbard.

Detective King was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1954

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 10, 2021

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