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Jan. 27, 1952
Caucasian Male / 31 yrs. of age
Lenoir City Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Jan. 27, 1952
Patrolman Hildreth was shot and killed trying to apprehend a group of suspects in an attempted theft.
Patrolman Hildreth was hit by a rain of bullets from the guns of a group of teen-agers. The fatal shot to the officer was a shot between the eyes in the exchange of bullets with occupants of a get-a-way car which was leaving the scene of a theft attempt. He died a few hours later in a Knoxville hospital.
Patrolman Hildreth was survived by his expectant wife, Robbie, two daughters, a brother, and a sister. His son was born later and resembles him. He was buried in Banks cemetery.