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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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Charlie-as the years pass, 25 years now since that tragic day, your memory never fades. I am hearing great things about Robbie's APD career and I know how proud you must be of him. I am keeping tabs on Charlie as well and he is doing great things and finding his way.
I often think about conversations we had about how to treat the public and what good policing looks like-you were so far ahead of your time and nailed the principles that now define great policing. I want you to know that I heard you loud and clear and those were the early conversations that defined my career at APD and now in Greenville, NC.
I miss you and as each anniversary passes-I am reminded of what the world lost when you were tragically taken from us. RIP.

Chief of POlice
Greenville NC (Retired APD)
March 22, 2014


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