Corporal Charles William Hill

Corporal Charles William Hill

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, March 22, 1989

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Charles William Hill

Corporal Charles Hill was shot and killed after the Alexandria SWAT team was called to a hostage situation at 316 Hopkins Court.

A drug dealer from New York City had come to collect a debt. While on the scene, the suspect exited the house with a shotgun pointed at the hostages's head. A police sniper fired at the suspect and hit him in the heart. Before he died, the suspect was able to open fire, killing Corporal Hill and wounding a second officer.

The wounded officer committed suicide in 1993 after battling the stress from the incident four years earlier.

Corporal Hill had served with the Alexandria Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Charlie,

Thirty years?!? I can't believe it. Seems like yesterday when I saw you at HQ on your way out to that hostage scene. I remember saying to you that it must be nice to be in demand. You smiled and laughed and rushed out the back door. I never thought in a million years that it would be the last time I saw you smile and heard you laugh. I think about you often. That horrible day, and the day that Andy was taken from us, really changed me forever. I was living in D.C. for a while and often would have lunch sitting across from your name etched into the memorial. Sometimes I ate across from Morty's name. I plan to visit you guys again soon. Your kindness and professionalism shaped me as a Police Officer and I am forever grateful. Rest in Peace my friend.

William G. Bunney
Retired Alexandria Police

March 24, 2019

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