Police Officer Patrick Hill
Detroit Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Tour of Duty: 13 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: April 2, 2013
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police James E. Craig
Detroit Police Department
1301 Third Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 596-2200
Police Officer Patrick Hill succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained six months earlier following a high speed pursuit of a murder suspect.
The vehicle they were pursuing was boxed into another police car at the intersection of Linwood and Hooker Street. The murder suspect immediately opened fire on officers from inside the vehicle, striking Officer Hill in the head and wounding another officer. Other officers on the scene returned fire, killing the subject. Another person in the vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was arrested.
Officer Hill was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his wounds on October 19th, 2013.
Officer Hill had served with the Detroit Police Department for 13 years.
A Detroit police officer who was shot in April during a firefight with a suspected murderer died Saturday night.
Officer Patrick Hill died at 7:33 p.m., said Detroit police spokeswoman Kelly Miner. She declined to provide additional information.
Matthew Joseph, a 23-year-old suspected of homicide and armed robbery, shot Hill in the head and shot a Detroit police sergeant in the leg near the corner of Linwood and Hooker on April 2, police said. Officers returned fire, killing Joseph.
The incident started when officers stopped Joseph’s car on the city’s west side. Joseph opened his car door and began firing, police said at the time.
The officers were part of the Comprehensive Violence Reduction Partnership unit, a partnership among the Detroit police, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Michigan State Police, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Joseph, who was convicted on armed robbery and weapons charges in 2007, was released from prison on parole in October 2012. He was being sought in connection with a March 28 homicide at a Detroit motel, the Free Press reported in April.
Hill leaves behind a wife and four children, ages 3-to-16