Deputy Sheriff Willard Pope Hill

Deputy Sheriff Willard Pope Hill

Robertson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, April 22, 1980

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Willard Pope Hill

Deputy Sheriff Willard Hill was killed in an aircraft accident while he, the sheriff, and another deputy transported extradited an escaped prisoner from West Virginia back to Robertson County, Tennessee.

The single-engine Cherokee-Archer four-seat passenger plane being piloted by the sheriff ran out of fuel and crashed at the edge of the Sherwood neighborhood at the runway at Causey Field in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Deputy Hill was killed and the other occupants and inmate were injured.

Deputy Hill served as a part-time deputy with the Robertson County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Kentucky


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Deputy Sheriff 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 Robertson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 22, 2020

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