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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 23, 2012

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