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Hubert Williams Estes
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1895
Wise County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 16, 1947
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Officer Hubert W. Estes was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC

Date of Death: May 16, 1947
Rank: Officer
Years of Service: 24 (EOD: June 1, 1922)
Marital Status: Married
Children: At least one.
Age: 51
Location of Death: 6th and F Streets, NW

The suspect, Daniel Williams Jr, 39, a disbarred lawyer from Mississippi, entered the court building at 4th and F Street NW. Mr. Williams made his way to the offices of the Board of Admissions and Grievances of the DC Bar Association and shot two civilians, one fatally when he became enraged over a $125.00 refund. After the shooting, Williams fled down the street.

Officer Estes of the First Precinct, known as the "Mayor of Ninth Street" and an unarmed guard approached Williams and tried to wrestle the gun away from him. Williams then shot the guard in the mouth and Officer Estes twice in the chest.

As Officer Estes was dying, he drew his weapon and shot the suspect four times.

Officer Estes funeral was held at Hysong's Funeral Home with an eulogy by the Reverend Elmer Lucas of the Union Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia.

Mr. Williams was charged with First Degree Murder and on November 5, 1947, was found to be of an unsound mind by the jury, and was committed to a mental institution.

Officer Estes was the father of Thomas R, who would serve on the Department from 1951-1978. (Memorial 141391651)

Officer Estes married Mary V. Reubush on April 30, 1916 in Mercer West Virginia. It is unknown if this was Officer Estes only marriage.

Hubert William Estes
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Hubert William Estes
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Arlington, , Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1895
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 563732
Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Virginia , GS Film Number: 2369963 , Digital Folder Number: 004135101 , Image Number: 06112
Citing this Record

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 January 2015), Hubert William Estes, 1942; citing NAID identifier 563732, NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,369,963.

Find A Grave contribuor Colin Harrison, 46885027, advises;

The Radio Version of "Dragnet" which aired on November 24, 1949 episode 26 in the series entitled "Mrs. Rinard, Albert Barry - Mother-In-Law Murder" was dedicated to his memory.

Its is mentioned at the 28:34 mark. If required the episode can be reviewed and verified on
Family links: 
  Thomas R. Estes (1928 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Dec 23, 2006
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