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06-03-08, 08:13 AM #1
Tucson PD Officer Erik Hite
Police Officer Erik Hite
Tucson Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, June 2, 2008
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, June 1, 2008
Weapon Used: Rifle
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Officer Erik Hite succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day by a suspect who was fleeing deputies from the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
The suspect had shot and wounded two deputies who had responded to two homes that the suspect had fired a rifle into. The suspect then fled the home in a vehicle, with one of the wounded deputies in pursuit.
During the pursuit the suspect suddenly made a U-turn and fired at Officer Hite, who was sitting in his patrol car.
The suspect continued to flee but stopped his vehicle a short time later and surrendered.
Officer Hite had served was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Tucson Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and parents.
Agency Contact Information
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4444
Please contact the Tucson Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.
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06-03-08, 08:25 AM #2
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06-03-08, 10:53 AM #4
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06-03-08, 11:25 AM #5
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06-03-08, 11:53 AM #6
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