Chief of Police Winchell W. Hills

Chief of Police Winchell W. Hills

South Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, March 24, 1938

Winchell W. Hills

Chief Winchell Hills was accidentally killed when a 20-gauge shotgun he was removing from a locker discharged, shooting him in the head. Chief Hills was alone in the village hall when the accident occurred.

Chief Hills had served with the South Chicago Heights Police Department for 7½ years. He is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Chief Hills's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-2-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

December 2, 2017

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