Chief of Police Hill Hagaman

Chief of Police Hill Hagaman

Boone Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1933

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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. He was pardoned on December 11, 1942, by Governor Melville Broughton.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 5, 1933
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Pardoned in 1942

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 10, 2020

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