Deputy Sheriff L. C. Hilton

Deputy Sheriff L. C. Hilton

Polk County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, March 26, 1905

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L. C. Hilton

Deputy Sheriff L. C. Hilton was shot and killed by a man he had arrested for carrying concealed weapons.

When taken before a magistrate, the suspect bolted from the deputy and escaped. Deputy Hilton pursued and fired at the suspect. The suspect returned fire killing him.

The 19-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison in October of 1905. He was pardoned by Governor William W. Kitchen on April 18, 1912.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1912

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In my last reflection for you, I inadvertenly left an inaccurate eow anniversary date. Today is the 102nd anniversary of your death which occurred in my home state. Your selflessness and duty to your community is honored. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 26, 2012

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