He was a sundown county sheriff with a NAACP complaint file a mile long, and a marine tattoo on the back of his neck so the enemy has something to aim at, gets more than he bargained for when he crosses paths with Atticus.
Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]
Sheriff Hunt finds Atticus Freeman, George Freeman, and Letitia Lewis on the Devon County road. With a shotgun in hand, he asks where they are from and if they know what a Sundown town is, referring to Devon County as a sundown county. He warns them that had he found them in his woods after dark, it would’ve been his sworn duty to hang them from a tree. He gives them seven minutes to leave his county as that's when the sun sets. Atticus sarcastically asks if it’s legal to make a U-turn in Devon. Sheriff Hunt says that he’ll allow it but only if Atticus asks him nicely. He tells Atticus to say "pretty please, will you let this smart n*gger make a U-turn here?" Atticus reluctantly repeats him, and Sheriff Hunt lets them go.
The three of them just barely make it over the county line to Worcester. However, they don't get far. Hunt has four of his officers set up a roadblock. Sheriff Hunt and his deputies take the trio into the woods and accuse them of burglaries in the area. Atticus insists that they haven’t stolen anything. However, Hunt wonders how Atticus knew his name. As they are about to kill them, a mysterious creature jumps out and attacks.
Sheriff Hunt and Deputy Eastchurch flee to an abandoned cabin with Atticus and Letitia. However, Hunt was bitten during the initial attack. Atticus offers to go to the car and retrieve the road flares after realizing that the monsters are weakened by light, but Sheriff Hunt orders Letitia to go instead. Before Letitia can return with the flares, Sheriff Hunt transforms into one of the monsters and attacks Deputy Eastchurch.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Sheriff Hunt was a corrupt and racist man, extremely hateful towards black people. He presided over Devon County, which he referred to as a "sundown county."
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
Sheriff Hunt was a thin, middle-aged white man with blue eyes and a shaved head.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Season One
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Any of you all know what a sundown town is? [...] Well, this is a sundown county. If I had found you pissing in my woods like animals after dark, it would've been my sworn duty to hang every single one of you from them trees.