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Officer Hezekiah E. Hires | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida


Hezekiah E. Hires

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, May 13, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Hezekiah Hires was shot and killed after responding to assist another officer in making an arrest. During the arrest the first officer shot and killed a suspect who was assaulting him. As Officer Hires came to assist the officer the deceased man's son shot Officer Hires in the back of the head at close range.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Hires was a U.S. Army veteran and had been with the Jacksonville Police Department for 10 months. He was survived by his father, two brothers, and sister. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 13, 2015


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