Patrolman Francis Duon Hemilright

Patrolman Francis Duon Hemilright

Southern Shores Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, January 14, 2000

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Francis Duon Hemilright

Patrolman Francis Hemilright died after suffering a heart attack as he responded to a large fight at an area bar.

Patrolman Hemilright and approximately 25 officers from neighboring agencies responded to a night club where approximately 200 people were involved in the fight. After checking the scene, Patrolman Hemilright was found slumped over in his cruiser. Officers from a neighboring agency attempted to revive him using a defibrillator the officers carry in their cruisers. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Hemilright had been in law enforcement in the Outer Banks area for over 20 years.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 154

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Patrolman Hemilright,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Southern Shores. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 14, 2020

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