Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile crash
Deputy Marshal Hillman was killed when the prisoner transport van he was riding in was struck by a tractor trailer that crossed the median of Highway 65 in Bakersfield, California, after its driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Deputy Marshal Hillman and another deputy marshal were transporting three federal prisoners when the incident occurred. Deputy Marshal Hillman, all three prisoners, and a fourth person were killed. The other deputy marshal was injured in the accident.
Deputy Marshal Hillman had served with the United States Marshals Service for 14 years. He is survived by his father and two sisters.