Chief of Police Hill Hagaman

Chief of Police Hill Hagaman

Boone Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1933

Hill Hagaman

Chief Hagaman was shot and killed while conducting a liquor raid at the Blue Goose barbecue stand on Blowing Rock Road.

Chief Hagaman and a deputy sheriff had just located 22 pints of whiskey when the 21 year old attendant produced a pistol and shot Chief Hagaman twice. The deputy returned fire, slightly wounding the suspect and took him into custody. Chief Hagaman was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds 5 days later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 5, 1933
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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