Deputy U.S. Marshal Peter Purdy Hillman

Deputy U.S. Marshal Peter Purdy Hillman

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 2000

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Peter Purdy Hillman

Deputy Marshal Hillman was killed when the prisoner transport van he was riding in was struck by a tractor trailer that crossed the median of Highway 65 in Bakersfield, California, after its driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Deputy Marshal Hillman and another deputy marshal were transporting three federal prisoners when the incident occurred. Deputy Marshal Hillman, all three prisoners, and a fourth person were killed. The other deputy marshal was injured in the accident.

Deputy Marshal Hillman had served with the United States Marshals Service for 14 years. He is survived by his father and two sisters.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location California

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Rest in peace Deputy US Marshal Hillman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 4, 2021

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