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Breaking News Entry: The Death of a Deputy U.S. Marshal

Written by Tim Lambert, WITF Multimedia News Director | Jan 9, 2019 10:25 AM

(Harrisburg) -- On the morning of January 18th, 2018, Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill was killed in the line of duty, while serving a warrant in Harrisburg. He was the first U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty in Pennsylvania since 1851.

WITF's journalists covered the story as it unfolded.

Here is a breakdown of the entry:

1. Details were scarce after a deputy U.S. Marshall died after being shot on duty in Harrisburg. WITF's Brett Sholtis has the initial report 0:00 - 0:27 

2. The name of the deputy U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty in Harrisburg was released in the early afternoon. WITF's Tim Lambert reports 45-year-old Christopher David Hill was shot and killed while serving a warrant at approximately 6:30 a.m.   0:28 - 1:36

3. By late afternoon, more details in the shooting had been released. WITF's Emily Previti talked with her colleague Brett Sholtis -- who was following developments in the case.  1:37 - 5:18

4. The identity of the man who killed a U.S. Marshal in Harrisburg was released in the early evening hours. WITF's Brett Sholtis reports. 5:18 - 6:08

5. The shooting was a focus of WITF's Public Affairs show, Smart Talk. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo offered details on the incident. Also on the program was Republican State Senator Mike Regan of York County -- who worked as a U.S. Marshal before running for elective office and was a colleague of Deputy Hill. Here are  excerpts from  6:09 - 20:00

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