Police Officer John Henry Hill

Police Officer John Henry Hill

Altus Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, September 7, 1934

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John Henry Hill

Police Officer John Hill was shot and killed by two white suspects who were upset that Officer Hill, who was black, had ordered them to leave an area of town earlier in the evening.

After the original incident, the two men went to a store and each bought a .38 caliber pistol. They returned to the area and located Officer Hill. As Officer Hill attempted to disarm one of the men the other suspect shot him in the back four times. Although wounded, Officer Hill was able to return fire and killed one of the suspects.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

bias incident, retaliation

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Such incredibly brave and heroic actions against two men whose cowardly actions ultimately took your life. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 7, 2020

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