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Police Officer John Henry Hill | Altus Police Department, Oklahoma Altus Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer

John Henry Hill

Altus Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, September 7, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Hill was shot and killed by two white suspects who were upset that Officer Hill, who was black, had ordered them to leave an area of town earlier in the evening. After the original incident, the two men went to a store and each bought a .38 caliber pistol. They returned to the area and located Officer Hill. As Officer Hill attempted to disarm one of the men the other suspect shot him in the back four times. Although wounded, Officer Hill was able to return fire and killed one of the suspects.

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I spent many a days with my Great Grandmother Ruby Hill. It would have been really nice to do the same with my Great Grandfather John

CPT Eric Madden
Army (current) / Altus Fire & Rescue (RET)
May 11, 2015

 

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