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 Hoover Hinton succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier while attempting to arrest two men for being drunk.

The men had held a grudge against Chief Hinton for an incident several years earlier in which the chief had fatally shot one of their family members during another 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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2020

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