Detective William F. Hillen

Detective William F. Hillen

New York Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, February 24, 1922

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William F. Hillen

Detective William Hillen succumbed to head injuries sustained on February 20th, 1922, when he fell from a freight train the railyards at Niagara Falls, New York.

He suffered a fractured skull as a result of the fall. He was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital, in Buffalo, where he died on February 24th, 1922.

Detective Hillen was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Location New York
  • Incident Date Monday, February 20, 1922

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Det. Hillen,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 304th Tank Brigade which the 345th Tank Battalion was a part of fighting the Germans in Europe during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

February 24, 2022

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