Policeman Raymond Earl Hacker

Policeman Raymond Earl Hacker

DuPont Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 1915

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Raymond Earl Hacker

Policeman Raymond Hacker was shot and killed while patrolling a pipeline running between the DuPont plant and the James River in what is now Hopewell, Virginia.

It was believed that two brothers had shot Policeman Hacker. One of the brothers had fled to Texas and was arrested when he enlisted in the Army. He was returned to Virginia where he was tried and acquitted of Officer Hacker's murder. The other brother was also acquitted.

Policeman Hacker was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his parents and numerous siblings. His body was returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for burial.

In 1916 the DuPont company town incorporated as the City of Hopewell.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted in 1917

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Rest in peace Policeman Hacker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 14, 2020

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