|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1892|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1957|
Alex Hurst was a member of the New Brockton, Alabama police department. On April 6th, 1956 he pulled over a vehicle for allegedly running a red light.
Words were exchanged between him and the driver of the vehicle and a scuffle soon broke out with both men attempting to gain control of Hurst's gun. The gun eventually fired, seriously wounding Hurst. He lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness.
Officer Hurst passed away on April 2nd, 1957.
The driver of the vehicle was later tried and found guilty of first degree murder. He passed away while serving his sentence.
Officer Hurst is listed on the memorial in Washington, DC that honors policemen who died in the line of duty.
Lila L. Hurst (1912 - 1976)
New Brockton City Cemetery
Created by: Bill Blackstock
Record added: Jan 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103032360