Deputy Sheriff Richard Allen Hillard

Deputy Sheriff Richard Allen Hillard

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, October 17, 1999

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Richard Allen Hillard

Deputy Hillard was killed when his cruiser struck a tree while in a pursuit. Deputy Hillard was chasing a motorcycle and had just entered a neighboring county. He was on a winding road when his cruiser slid sideways and struck a tree. Deputy Hillard's shift supervisor radioed to him to end the chase, but the crash happened moments earlier. The motorcycle that Deputy Hillard was chasing fled the scene, but turned himself in several days later.
Deputy Hillard had been with the agency for six years, and had been in law enforcement for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Apprehended

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I work at the jail where you once did I'm not a deputy or a c/o I work in the kitchen...I love hearing stories about you from the capain and the lieutenants that knew you and worked along side you and I smile everyday because growing up you were an influential part of my life, you weren't only my uncle but a second father to me and a hero. I miss you everyday but I know you are looking down on us and watching over us, love you uncle's been 16 years now...not a day goes by I don't think about ya and our family hasn't been same....

detention cook at rowan county sheriff's department

March 21, 2015

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