Funeral services announced for Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill

Written by Eileen Joyce/The York Daily Record | Jan 22, 2018 4:43 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) -- A public memorial service will be held at the Giant Center in Hershey Thursday for Deputy U.S. Marshall Christopher Hill, according to his obituary.

Hill served as an Army Ranger for three years and a Deputy U.S. Marshall for 11 years, before being killed while serving a warrant in Harrisburg last Thursday.

Nine members of the U.S. Marshal Service's Fugitive Task Force took part in the incident in Harrisburg's South Allison Hill neighborhood.

Police were on the first floor handcuffing Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, the woman they were seeking to arrest, when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis, of Philadelphia, began firing from the second floor.

Sturgis was shot and killed by officers.

Hill died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the county coroner. Another member of the fugitive task force, York City Police Officer Kyle Pitts, also was hit by gunfire. He is recovering  from his wounds.

A third officer, from Harrisburg, was struck in his body armor, but was not wounded.

In his obituary, Hill is remembered for his love of hunting and golfing with his friends, and his devotion to his family. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

The public is invited to attend a memorial service at the Giant Center in Hershey at 1 p.m. Thursday. 

Read Hill's full obituary and service details.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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