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Lieutenant Donald Robert Hill

Oswego Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 11, 1995

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Reflections for Lieutenant Donald Robert Hill

It's been 26 years since you were taken from us, Don but I remember each minute of that day like it was yesterday.
You were my brother for all 20 years of tour time at OPD and I am proud to have served next to you.
Godspeed Don
See you when God calls me

Captain R.T.Germain
Oswego PD ret.

November 10, 2021

Long time now, Donny.
I remember.

St. Michael be with you and yours.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (Ret.)

October 10, 2021

Rest in peace Lt. Hill.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 10, 2020

Lt. Hill,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oswego. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 11, 2020

Always remember, Donny.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (ret.)

May 14, 2020

St. Michael be with you.

I remember, Donny.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (ret.)

November 11, 2019

St. Michael be with you.

I remember, Donny.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (ret.)

November 11, 2019

Never forgotten, Donny.

Ptl. M. A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (ret.)

November 10, 2018

Lieutenant Donald Robert Hill will never ever be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 19, 2018

I said a little prayer today for Lieutenant Hill and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 10, 2015

Long time now, Donny, but I remember and reflect often.

St. Michael keep you.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (Ret.)

November 10, 2015

May, 11th I will be running the ODMP 5k.

I still remember my trip to Washington with my father and rubbing your name on the memorial wall. I am proud to carry your name, so you know you are always remembered, that all officers who walk the thin line between chaos and order to protect us are remembered for their sacrafice and selfless duty.

Thank you, we always remember.

Colin M Ryan NYS Paramedic

May 8, 2013

Many years ago when my son was young we went to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and made a rubbing of your name. We sat by your panel and I told him how we were in the Academy together, how I went to your funeral, and how your name came to be on the wall.

My son is now a paramedic, Donny. On Saturday May 11, 2013 he will be running in the National Police Week 5K in Washington, DC.

He has elected to run in your memory and in honor of your sacrifice.

St. Michael be with you both.

We remember.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (ret.)

May 6, 2013

I remember, Donny. It's been a long time and a long road, but I look back and remember.

St. Michael keep you and be with yours.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (ret.)

November 11, 2012

It's been 34 years since the Academy. Long time, Donny. Long time.

St. Michael be with you and yours, today and every day.

I remember.

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport (ret.)

October 11, 2011

It has been 15 long years since we have seen your smile and heard your laughter. You will always be in our hearts. We love you and miss you. We will meet again in heaven.

Anonymous

November 11, 2010

It's been 15 long years since we have seen your smile and heard your laughter. You are forever in our hearts. We miss you and love you.

Anonymous

November 11, 2010

You may be as proud to guard the throne of God as you were to guard the cities of men.

I remember, Donny.

Bear

November 11, 2010

St. Michael be with you, and with us, now and always.

God rest you, Donny.

"Bear"

November 11, 2009

A number of years may have passed since you were called away but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over those still out guarding over the Thin Blue Line. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 11, 2008

We remember, today and always.

St. Michael protect us.

"Bear"

November 11, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

Twelve years may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those officers still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 11, 2007

Never forgotten.

God keep you.

Ptl. Michael Ryan
NYS University Police Brockport

November 11, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

November 5, 2007

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