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

Corporal

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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Your first grandchild, a girl, was born today. It was a bittersweet day, so happy for Charlie and Michelle but missing you a lot!! You would have been an awesome Granddad, you were a great dad!! Your granddaughter's name is Laila Elizabeth Hill and she weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and was 22 inches long. She is beautiful, looks a lot like Charlie when he was born. I miss you bunches especially on a day like today, remembering all the good times and all our hopes and dreams. Love you always!

Ginny
Spouse
September 9, 2014

 

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