Policeman Raymond Earl Hacker

Policeman Raymond Earl Hacker

DuPont Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 1915

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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Officer Hacker,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 3, 2017

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