Chief of Police Winchell W. Hills

Chief of Police Winchell W. Hills

South Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, March 24, 1938

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Winchell W. Hills

Chief Winchell Hills was accidentally killed when a 20-gauge shotgun he was removing from a locker discharged, shooting him in the head. Chief Hills was alone in the village hall when the accident occurred.

Chief Hills had served with the South Chicago Heights Police Department for 7½ years. He is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 80th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 24, 2018

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