Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Frederick D. Hunter, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 1971

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Reflections for Police Officer Frederick D. Hunter, Jr.

Frederick D Hunter jr .I will never forget this day. at the age 10 I shared a class with his younger sister. Fred and his brother Corley were friends of my older brother Donald Hicks. Our neighborhood was proud when Fred became a member of the Detroit police. Rest in peace. Howard L. S. Sader.

Howard Sadler
social worker

December 7, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 26, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hunter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 24, 2019

He will never be forgotten. R.I.P

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 21, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Hunter. A Motown Hero. Sad the person who murdered you got off!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2018

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

I remember this day very well sadly. I was in class when they came and got his sister from our classroom. I pray for his family and trust that he is with the Lord. God Bless Mr. Hunter and his family. Howard Sadler. Sadler/Hicks family

Howard Sadler
Family Friend

September 17, 2012

P.O. Hunter Jr.

Sir, thank you for your sacrifice in trying to make the world a better place. Your murder may have beaten our legal system, but he still has to answer to a higher power. You are a true hero. Rest easy sir, you will not be forgotten.

New Jersey State Police

April 3, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

It's been 35 years since you left us. You are in our hearts and thoughts all of the time. You are now a dad, grandfather, and a great grandfater. We wish you were here with us in person but you are in spirit. I want to give you a hug and kisses.
From your mother who hopes to see you soon.


Lois Hunter
Mother of officer Hunter

September 29, 2006

Today I started a project for Police Week 2007, honoring all of my fellow Detroit Officers who have died serving our city. 35 years ago today you gave the ultimate sacrifice - you have not been forgotten. God Bless you and your family. Thank you,

Monica Sise
Northeastern District
Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit

July 26, 2006

To the grandfather I never knew, the memories I'll never have, but admire because you gave your life for your job and your calling.

I Love You....R.I.P.

Dionna Forris

March 26, 2006

Though the courts aquitted the 'man' who murdered you, we can all only hope that his conscience eventually caught up with him, or more realistically, justice caught up with him.

You only did the job for a year, but even if it had only been one hour, you were a part of the family and you are missed.

May those left behind always feel your presence and may you Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 16, 2005

Officer Hunter,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. It boggles my mind how your murderer could have been acquitted. It shows how messed up the legal system is.


August 26, 2005

It seems amazing someone could be acquitted of the murder of a Police Officer, so I guess the rest of us don't stand a chance... rest easy brother, knowing that we all reap what we sow... and say hello to my Auntie Maude and my brother 'Rell who joined your heavenly estate in 2004.....


Like each tiny grain of sand,through an hourglass
Our lives shift gently, without any definite
peroid of time,
Some of us soar slowly, like birds flying upon
feathery wings
While others seem to pass quickly, like fresh
grapes on a vine.

It is hard to tell your loved one good bye, if
only for a while
Though you know your souls later, will be forever
Missing their arms surrounding you, and their
face filling smile
Yet they're always there guiding you, if you're
open to their signs!

When you just can not picture, how life without
them could be
Tears filling your eyes, as a swelling stream
never ending,
If you just think about God's love, then you
suddenly will see
What one thinks of as death, is truly a life
peacefully beginning !!

So grieve as you must, but don't let it take away
your life
Given so preciously to us, from our Lord God up
Whether a Sister, brother, son, daughter,.....
husband or wife
Everyone is blessed by our Savior, with beautiful
eternal life!

For All Who Have Lost Their Loved One !

March 8, 2005

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 4, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 12, 2005

Remembering & paying tribute to Office Hunter who died 33 years ago today in the line of duty. God's peace be with you.

Michigan Resident

August 26, 2004

I agree with a previous writer who wrote “No officer’s death should be without reflection.” It is an honor to be the first to leave a reflection in your memory. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. You served us well......RIP brother.

Pennsylvania State Police

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