Police Officer Nicholas Hunt

Photo of Police Officer Nicholas Hunt
End of Watch: Mon, Nov 15th, 1897
Date of Incident: Sun, Nov 14th, 1897
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: Not Known


Officer Nicholas Hunt was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a robbery at a local store. During the exchange of gunfire one of the suspects was wounded.

The suspect was apprehended in Delaware for another robbery but escaped from prison. He was then again arrested in Rhode Island for a robbery and sentenced to 25 years. When he was pardoned by the Rhode Island Governor in 1914 he was released from jail but arrested by St. Louis detectives and returned to Missouri to face murder charges. None of the other suspects were apprehended.

Officer Hunt is buried in an unmarked grave at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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