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Police Officer Dennis Earl Hill | Des Moines Police Department, Iowa Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer

Dennis Earl Hill

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Sunday, August 28, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 118

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Dennis Hill was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a shots fired call.

As they approached the scene in the patty wagon, they pulled up next to the victim. The suspect was hiding in nearby bushes and immediately opened fire three times with a shotgun, striking Officer Hill in the head. Other officers responded to the "Officer Down" call and another shootout ended with one other officer being wounded, and the suspect being killed.

Officer Hill had served with the Des Moines Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, two young children, and his parents. His father also served with the Des Moines Police Department.

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Officer Hill,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Des Moines. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 28, 2017

 

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