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Deputy James Edgar Hillberry | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy

James Edgar Hillberry

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, December 4, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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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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