Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 154
Cause: Heart attack
Patrolman Francis Hemilright died after suffering a heart attack as he responded to a large fight at an area bar.
Patrolman Hemilright and approximately 25 officers from neighboring agencies responded to a night club where approximately 200 people were involved in the fight. After checking the scene, Patrolman Hemilright was found slumped over in his cruiser. Officers from a neighboring agency attempted to revive him using a defibrillator the officers carry in their cruisers. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Patrolman Hemilright had been in law enforcement in the Outer Banks area for over 20 years.