Remembering Julian Capers Bunch

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Remembering Julian Capers Bunch

2016-04-19T14:37:23+00:00May 1st, 2016|Remember the Fallen|Comments Off on Remembering Julian Capers Bunch

Today in 1932, Charleston Police Officer Julian Capers Bunch, 33, died from injuries sustained when his police motorcycle was struck by a reckless driver at Reid and Nassau Streets at 8:55 pm while returning to duty after his meal break.

On April 26, Officer Bunch was traveling west on Reid Street and the automobile was traveling north on Nassau Street when the automobile’s right front fender struck the police motorcycle.  Officer Bunch was rushed to Roper hospital with severe head injuries.

After a coroner’s inquest, no blame was affixed to the driver of the other car.

Bunch GravesiteOfficer Bunch was survived by his wife and four children.  He is interred at Bethany Cemetery in Charleston. Officer Bunch had been with the Charleston Police Department for four months.

Julian C. Bunch’s name has been engraved on the South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial at the Statehouse in Columbia and at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC, located on panel “38, E -15”.  A plaque bearing Officer Bunch’s name is also displayed at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame in Columbia.

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A retired law enforcement officer who now serves as the President of the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3.
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