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Patrolman John Yancy Hilton | Haleyville Police Department, Alabama Haleyville Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman

John Yancy Hilton

Haleyville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 6, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Patrolman Hilton was shot and killed by a man he pulled over and attempted to arrest for drunk driving.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Patrolman Hilton had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, O
October 6, 2013

 

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