Police Officer Patrick E. Hill

Police Officer Patrick E. Hill

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Patrick E. Hill

Police Officer Patrick Hill succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained six months earlier following a high speed pursuit of a murder suspect.

The vehicle they were pursuing was boxed into another police car at the intersection of Linwood and Hooker Street. The murder suspect immediately opened fire on officers from inside the vehicle wounding one officer. Other officers on the scene returned fire, killing the subject. It is believed that shrapnel from a shotgun pellet fired by another officer struck Officer Hill in the head.

Another person in the vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was arrested.

Officer Hill was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his wounds on October 19th, 2013.

Officer Hill had served with the Detroit Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, parents, and sister.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 4674

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Dear family of Patrick E HILL, badge 4674

Hello my name is Corey Jones and I have chosen your hero as my silent partner. I did research on officer hill and learned about his story. Officer hill is my inspiration and I hope to learn and strive to do as well as he has done. I have a long way to go but will not fail officer hill and his family to continuously keep the city safe.on his last night he had his whole family there before he past one and imsure he was extremely grateful. I wish the best for officer hill's family and I personally wanted you all to know he will not be forgotten.

Spo Jones,Corey
Detroit Police department

April 19, 2023

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