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Chief of Police Winchell W. Hills | South Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois South Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police

Winchell W. Hills

South Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, March 24, 1938

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Age: 47

Tour: 7 years, 6 months

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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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.

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The South Chicago heights police Department now resides in a new Public Safety Facility at 185 W. Sauk Trail. In honor of the ultimate sacrifice made by Chief Winchell Hills we installed a memorial paver at the site of our flag pole. I would welcome contact with any family members to share memories and/or photos to post in our lobby.

Chief of Police Bill Joyce
South Chicago heights Police Department
May 10, 2017

 

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