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Deputy Sheriff Barrett Travis Hill

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 4, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Barrett Travis Hill

Today marks you being gone longer than we were married. I miss you with every breath.


December 4, 2019

Barry, it has been 19 years and I remember you always. You are one of my best friends and my brother. You will forever live in my heart. My son is named after you. I speak of you often to him and He tells me he is proud to be named after you. You are a great man with a great heart. You will always be my friend and my brother. Until we meet again. God speed. I love you bro....

Stephen Willis, Sergeant
Harris County Sheriff’s Office

December 4, 2019

I miss you so much.


March 9, 2018

Goodness gracious, I miss you.


February 19, 2018

Hey, barry, I miss you often. You were my cousin-in-law, but always treated me like a little sister. I remember you playing so skillfully on my piano. I can't hear the Charlie Brown theme song without thinking of you and still feeling extremely jealous that I had so many years of lessons and never reached your talent level! I also remember the dirt bike rides you took me on. I always felt safe. I knew you would never let anything bad happen to me! My boys, Ryan, Evan, and Nolan mention you from time to time, as well. Your loving and hilarious personality was far reaching. Your girls are wonderful young women. You're a grandpa now, I'm sure you know!! Haha, you're old!!! Love and miss you always!


September 15, 2017

Hey Shug - I remember when you had been dead just a few weeks and Dad and I were on our way to church. I started crying and remarked that I just didn't know how I was going to live every day for the rest of my life without seeing you. Dad told me to let the memories sustain me. They have and I have. Thank you for all that you left. PS - wish you were here to love on your two precious grandsons. Shae and Whit have turned into awesome young women. You would be so proud of them.

Jean Hill

September 9, 2017

I miss my hugs!

Jean Hill

December 12, 2016

Never forgotten, always loved.


December 4, 2016

Sixteen years. It was cold and raining this morning on the bayou. Quiet and almost peaceful as I reflected back to what happened. My heart still aches and I realize yet another year is slipping by.

Thank you for being my partner. Always. 12-4-00.

HCSO (Retired)

Warren Kelly
Harris County Sheriff-Retired

December 4, 2016

Still missing you, son. after nearly 16 yrs. the pain has lessened, but your memory is stronger than ever.

Ed Hill, C.O.P.S. Survivor
Father of Dep. Barry Hill, EOW 12-4-2000

May 10, 2016

My heart still misses you with every beat.


December 4, 2015

Just thinking about you, son, and missing you so much, you are in my thoughts every day. I can still laugh about some of the songs you would make up, like the time in Utah, on I15 going south. The hiway sign said "Beaver" / "Las Vegas". You immediately started singing the Elvis song from the movie "Viva, Las Vegas", using "Beaver, Las Vegas" instead . I have driven past this sign many times since, and I still laugh with a tear in my eyes. See you in Heaven!

Edward Hill

November 5, 2015

Missed you last night, Shug.

Jean Hill

April 10, 2015

I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow. Oh my goodness, Shug, I miss you so much.

Jean Hill

March 21, 2015

Barry, I served with Michael T in USMC and he so loved you. I have thought of you often as other officers have been lost. Recently tried to find Michael T but to no avail.

Jean, Ed or Cathy (even Whit or Lacy) Please know you are all thought of often, especially now with this anniversary approaching.

I am still in Omaha but not sure of Dawn and MT

Mike Rosenberger

November 16, 2014

Berry, I know you were a very special man, because I have come to know your mom and dad. They are very special people to me. Your mom does so much to help all the rest of us parents of fallen officers. I don't know where she & your dad find the strength to do everything they do for all of us but it is all appreciated. Thank you for being the fine officer I know you were. Say hi to my son Hal for me. I hope he got to welcome you into heaven.

Sharon Dickerson
Friend of family.

October 16, 2014

Missing you with every breath.

Cathy, Suriving Spouse

April 29, 2014

I remember this night as well... I worked the mids shift at IPC while Barrett was there, and had so recently left for patrol, and I remember the shock at hearing this... so soon after Oscar Hill... and knowing that Barrett's daughter were in High School and (one) would soon be graduating.

"Blessed are the peace keepers, for they shall be called the sons of God" Matthew 5:9

BPA Brad Shaver, USBP
fellow HCSO (Former) Deputy

December 28, 2013

Should have been 32 years today. Miss you always.

Surviving Spouse

December 26, 2013

You're always on my mind, and forever in my heart, Shug.

Jean Hill

December 6, 2013

Heroes live forever, Deputy Hill, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 4, 2013

Heavy on my heart today. Miss you so much and wish I could go back in time to tell you one more time that I love you.

Cathy, Suriving Spouse

September 27, 2013

Sweet memories flood my soul as I flew in to Las Vegas. Your silly songs and laughter as we came in to Las Vegas for the first time. You will forever make my heart smile through the heartache of missing you.

Surviving Spouse

January 28, 2013

I'm missing you today as always, Shug.

Jean Hill
Surviving Mom
Harris County (TX) Deputy Sheriff Barry Hill
EOW 12/4/2000

January 7, 2013

rest in peace

maureen rolniak

December 5, 2012

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