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Corporal Charles William Hill | Alexandria Police Department, Virginia Alexandria Police Department, Virginia


Charles William Hill

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 22, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/22/1989

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Corporal Hill was shot and killed after the Alexandria SWAT Team was called to a hostage situation. A drug dealer from New York City had come to collect a debt. While on the scene, the suspect exited the house with a shotgun pointed at the hostages's head. A police sniper fired at the suspect and hit him in the heart. Before he died, the suspect was able to open fire, killing Corporal Hill and wounding a second officer.

The wounded officer committed suicide in 1993 after battling the stress from the incident four years earlier.

Corporal Hill had served with the Alexandria Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Was thinking of you today...so many years have passed. I remember going to the shooting range and was impressed how you kept a neat and professional shooting range. You were a great instructor and I always respected you. I remember that day as though it was yesterday... I remember standing in the church with your son wearing your police dress hat. I remember Andy from his K-9 days as we worked closely together on the night shift for many years. He was a great officer as well. Just wanted you to know I still think of you and Andy and can't believe it has been so long ago since I last talked with you. Look forward to seeing you and Andy again soon!

Ofc Duane Steward
Alexandria Police Department
May 12, 2014


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