Police Officer Gary Cecil Hires

Police Officer Gary Cecil Hires

Haltom City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 6, 1993

Gary Cecil Hires

Officer Gary Hires was shot and killed while responding to a 911 call of shots fired. He was shot in the head by a 14-year-old with a high-powered rifle before he could exit his vehicle. The suspect was also killed in the incident.

Officer Hires had been with the agency for 19 years and was survived by his wife, three sons, and two brothers.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 502

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Hires,

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To Stephanie and sons, our heartfelt prayers are with you now and forever. May God continue to be with you all, especially today, as we remember your dear Gary. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He gives you all strength in your sorrowful times. May you find peace in the thought, that we as family and friends in law enforcement, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Officer Hires, we salute you. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie, TX Police Dept., EOW 6-18-04

March 6, 2017

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