Deputy Sheriff James Weldon Hill

Deputy Sheriff James Weldon Hill

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 1964

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James Weldon Hill

Deputy James Hill was shot and killed when he and his partner, Troy McKenzie, responded to a call involving a suicidal man on Ard Road. The man was reportedly holding a woman and her children hostage and was threatening to kill himself. As the deputies approached the building the suspect opened fire with a .30-.30 rifle through the bedroom window, striking Deputy Hill in the chest and ankle. Deputy Hill was transported to Baylor Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Hill was survived by his wife and two children (one born after the murder). He was buried at the Mount Calm Cemetery, Mount Calm, Texas.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Even though I never got to meet you, Your brother (my grandfather) speaks greatly of you. I admire you for your bravery, and you will never be forgotten. You are my Great-Uncle, and I am sorry for what has happened. I will never forget this story for the rest of my years! I wish I could have met you, but that was not destined to happen, sadly.

Bailey Hill

December 30, 2013

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