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Police Officer Gary Cecil Hires | Haltom City Police Department, Texas Haltom City Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Gary Cecil Hires

Haltom City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 6, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 502

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Gary Hires was shot and killed while responding to a 911 call of shots fired. He was shot in the head by a 14-year-old with a high-powered rifle before he could exit his vehicle. The suspect was also killed in the incident.

Officer Hires had been with the agency for 19 years and was survived by his wife, three sons, and two brothers.

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I was there that day. Still to this day its the most horrific thing i have ever seen. Watching you fall.... still burns in my mind. i wanted to get to you but that kid was shooting anything that moved and i was a 17 year old kid. The only thing i could do was pray. i watched one of my friends take a round to the shoulder and another friend narrowly escape a round to the head. I remember it like it was yesterday. i still pray for you and your family often Sir. R.I.P.

Joey Dietrich
friend of son
January 26, 2017

 

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