Deputy Marshal Christopher Hill remembered as a leader

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 20, 2018 4:45 PM

Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher D. Hill, 45, of Conewago Township, was killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant Jan. 18 in Harrisburg. (Photo: Submitted)

(Harrisburg) -- Friends of a deputy U.S. marshal killed during a shootout with a wanted suspect are remembering him as a gifted athlete and natural leader.

People in Northumberland County where Christopher David Hill grew up are devastated by his fatal shooting early while attempting to arrest a woman.

Acquaintances describe Hill as an outdoorsman who gained nearly 1,000 yards rushing for the Warrior Run High School football team.

Authorities say Kevin Sturgis, who was wanted in Philadelphia, shot and killed Hill, then was himself shot to death by police outside a Harrisburg home.

Kyle Pitts, an officer from the York City Police Department,  was wounded and required surgery.

A nonprofit group says it's donating $100,000 to help Hill's family pay off their home mortgage and wants others to contribute.

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