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Officer Elmer L. Hunter

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, March 20, 1963

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Reflections for Officer Elmer L. Hunter

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

Rest in peace Officer Hunter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 19, 2023

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

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

March 20, 2021

When Officer Hunter was killed, I was attending US Park Police recruit training. Our entire class of recruits attended the funeral and I was honored to serve on the color guard when we went to
Arlington Natl. Cemetery for the graveside ceremony. God Bless him!

Major Jack Sands
US Park Police (Retired)

October 6, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Hunter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010



April 30, 2008

Forty five years ago when my father was working driving a D.C. Transit bus, Officer Hunter had to remove a man from the bus. Officer Hunter was shot and killed by this man while saving my father's life. It has taken this long for me to learn who the brave officer was. My heart goes out to his family. I just want them to know that at that time I was only six years old but I have never stopped thinking about the officer that saved my dad. He is truly a hero. God Bless Him. He will always be in my heart and my family's heart. He will never be forgotten.

April 17, 2008

Because of you our fathers life was saved and you will always be remembered in my families heart and through the eyes of the lord.... You will never be forgotten

April 16, 2008

You were performing a regular police duty: escorting someone away. We never know how any call will end up. Thank you for your service to the citizens of the District of Columbia.

PSO C.W. Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

March 30, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

February 20, 2007

In Valor there is Hope.

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Author Unknown

Recruit Class 2006-2
Metropolitan Police Department DC

November 10, 2006

Officer Hunter,

Recruit Class 2006-2 of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC have chosen to honor you as our Fallen Officer. 43 years to the day after your end of watch, our watch began. The members of this class strive every day to give 110%, just as you gave this city 110%. May God bless you and keep you close, and may you watch over us to guide and protect us all the days of our lives.

Recruit Class 2006-2
Metropolitan Police Department -Washington DC

August 9, 2006

rest in peace....

skip roberson

February 8, 2006

R.I.P. Officer Hunter.

Your sacrifice isn't forgotten by those still serving on the streets.

April 23, 2005

~~~ Living My Life Without You ~~~

Living my life without you, tell me what am I going to do?
Some days I feel like screaming --- tell me, am I still dreaming?

Living my life without you, tell me why am I so blue?
Some days life seems so unfair --- tell me, does anyone really care?

Living my life without you, tell me do you miss me too?
Some days I’d like to fly away --- tell me, what is heaven like each day?


January 25, 2005

~~~To those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 13, 2005

No Memorial to such a Hero should be left empty.

To the Family, Friends, and fellow Officers that worked with Officer Hunter may God continue to Bless and support you. To
Elmer, thank you for the "Ultimate Sacrifice" and God Bless you Brother in Blue, Rest in Peace.


December 30, 2003

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