Deputy James Edgar Hillberry

Deputy James Edgar Hillberry

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 4, 1964

James Edgar Hillberry

Deputy James Hillberry was shot and killed after stopping a car for a traffic violation. The driver began to struggle with him and was able to gain control of his gun. The suspect shot him in the stomach, inflicting a fatal wound.

The suspect then turned the weapon on a reserve officer who was riding with Deputy Hillberry before fleeing the area. He was arrested a short time later in West Palm Beach. The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Hillberry was survived by his wife, three children and a brother.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Deputy Hillberry. Your valor on behalf of Broward County residents won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 4, 2016

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