Lieutenant Clifford T. Hill

Lieutenant Clifford T. Hill

Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, May 2, 1979

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Clifford T. Hill

Lieutenant Clifford Hill was killed when a package he was opening exploded. He was in the office of the newly elected public safety commissioner and was assisting the mayor's secretary.

An investigation revealed that the package contained a bomb intended for the new public safety commissioner. A former police officer who had purchased bomb making materials and had studied bomb making was tried and convicted for the murder, however, the suspect was later acquitted at a retrial in 1980.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Acquitted in retrial

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Lt. Hill,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bessemer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 2, 2019

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