Deputy Sheriff Frank Hill

Deputy Sheriff Frank Hill

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 16, 1927

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Frank Hill

Deputy Frank Hill was shot and killed during an attempted jail break by three inmates.

The inmates were using a revolver that had been smuggled into the jail. The escape was blocked by a jail trustee and jail cook. All three inmates were kept in custody and charged with first degree murder and other charges.

Deputy Hill had been employed with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office for one year.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Charged with first degree murder

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The Brother We Lost


Sgt. Oscar R. Thomasson (Ret.)

In Honored Memory
Deputy Frank Hill
EOW: 8/16/1927

A faded photo of a brave man
His deeds faded from memory
For us he left a courageous legacy
The brother we lost

He did his duty on that dark day
Stopping a jail break, he lost his life
He left behind a young daughter and a wife
The brother we lost

Keeping watch over evil men
Doing his duty he was gunned down
His last mortal act was to lock them down
The brother we lost

He stood his ground on that fateful day
Let us always remember to honor him
May his memory never dim
The brother we lost

Sgt. Oscar R. Thomasson (Ret.)
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office

April 4, 2019

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