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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Statement by Attorney General Sessions on Deputy U.S. Marshal Killed in the Line Of Duty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Today Attorney General Sessions issued the following statement on Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, killed in the line of duty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, while protecting his community: 

"Today in the law enforcement community, our hearts are broken over the senseless killing of one of our Deputy Marshals, Chris Hill. He was shot and killed while doing his job executing a warrant on a wanted fugitive. Every day, Deputy U.S. Marshals make the people of this country safer by catching fugitives on the run, protecting our courthouses, our judges, and witnesses at trial. They achieve these critical accomplishments at often heroic risk. Chris Hill’s ultimate sacrifice calls to my mind the example of Robert Forsyth, whose name is given to the Marshals Service award for valor. Chris Hill’s name should also be remembered as synonymous with valor.”

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18 - 58
Updated January 18, 2018