Chief of Police Hoover Hinton

Chief of Police Hoover Hinton

Dwale Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 1932

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Hoover Hinton

Chief of Police Hoover Hinton succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier while attempting to arrest two men for being drunk on the railroad tracks.

The men had held a grudge against Chief Hinton for an incident several years earlier in which the chief had fatally shot a family member during an arrest.

Despite being mortally wounded, Chief Hinton was able to return fire and killed both suspects.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 2, 1932
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Chief Hinton,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dwale.


United States Border Patrol

July 11, 2022

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