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Deputy U.S. Marshal Peter Purdy Hillman | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Peter Purdy Hillman

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, June 8, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Location: California

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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.

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Deputy Marshal Hillman,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 8, 2017

 

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