Devonte Hart

 

 

Age: 15

 

Summary: political activist whose family gained national attention for an emotional photograph of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer during a 2014 protest in Portland, Oregon over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri while he was holding a "Free Hugs" sign and stood crying after a Portland police sergeant saw his sign at the rally and asked if he could have a hug as the two embraced a famed picture that went viral and was widely shared.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a suspected murder-suicide after his adoptive parents drove their SUV off a cliff

 

Born: October 24, 2002

 

Died: March 28, 2018

 

Location: Fort Bragg, California