Police Officer Gary Cecil Hires

Police Officer Gary Cecil Hires

Haltom City Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 6, 1993

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Gary Cecil Hires

Police Officer Gary Hires was shot and killed while responding to a 911 call of shots fired at 6333 Solona Circle North.

He was shot in the head by a 14-year-old with a high-powered rifle before he could exit his vehicle. The subject was also killed in the incident.

Officer Hires had served with the Haltom City Police Department for 19 years. He 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

juvenile offender, shots fired call

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The circumstances of Gary's death came up in training today. I was a brand new officer at a neighboring agency when this happened and stood guard over his body. I did not know Gary personally, but I wanted him to know I remembered him and pray for his family.

Lieutenant Neal Maranto
North Richland Hills Police Dept

February 2, 2021

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