Officer Hugh K. Painter

Hugh K. Painter
End of Watch: 3/30/1924
Age: 28
Years of Service: 1
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
National Memorial Panel: 60-E: 3

​Officer Hugh K. Painter, a 28 year old Motorcycle Officer, while on night patrol, was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle when the speeder unexpectedly turned off his lights and hit his brakes. Officer Painter, traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour, crashed into the rear of the automobile and died several days later of complications from his injuries (pneumonia).​

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