Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill

Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill

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

End of Watch Thursday, January 18, 2018

Christopher David Hill

Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill was shot and killed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania while attempting to serve an arrest warrant with other members of the Middle Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force.

The task force had located a woman, who was wanted for making terroristic threats, at a home in the 1800 block of Mulberry Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. As they attempted to take the woman into custody a man inside the home opened fire on them, striking Deputy Marshal Hill and two local task force officers. One of the wounded officers was able to return fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Marshal Hill was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Deputy Marshal Hill was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the United States Marshals Service for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Pennsylvania
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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For Deputy US Marshal Christopher D. Hill:
Our duty in law-enforcement, as with those in the military, has it's inherent hazards. We accept the risk, but strive constantly to remain unhurt or even killed in the line-of-duty while performing the tasks placed before us. Our obligation to protect others and preserve the peace sometimes comes with a price. More times than not it is through sacrifice of much our time and that of our family. It is the desire of every officer to continue until retirement while remaining safe and keeping our fellow officer's safe. We rarely fail. Fate has a way of stepping-in and reminding us that we face death at any moment we are on duty. It does no make it easier. When the worst happens we come together, grieve, help those who share our lot, and continue on while remembering those who've left us as heroes and perpetuate their memory by honoring them as true soldiers-of-the-law. Deputy US Marshall Hill has obtain that status and we regret that it had to be so. Sadly, he will not be the last. Our commitment is to serve honorably, faithfully and be ready to ensure that he, and so many other heroes before him, have not died in vain.
We proudly render US Deputy Marshall Christoper D. Hill a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 19, 2018

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