Friends, family remember local U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty
TURBOTVILLE, NORTHUMERLAND COUNTY (WOLF-TV) —
Candy Fisher says her cousin, U.S. Deputy Marshal Christopher Hill, is a hero.
"Somebody that was given his life for his country and his service to his community. He was dedicated to that. They lost an amazing man,” Fisher said.
Hill was gunned down in the line of duty Thursday while serving a warrant in Harrisburg.
"Devastating; for something like that to happen senselessly. And doing the simple things like serving a warrant. I mean who would think that would take your life?"
The father of two served the Harrisburg area, but grew up in Turbotville Northumberland County.
He was a 1990 graduate of Warrior Run High School.
"Everyone is just trying to wrap their heads around it,” Cathy Grow said.
Grow is a 1991 graduate and Hill's classmate.
"He always had a smile on his face. He was a very nice guy. You'd be hard pressed to find anybody to say anything negative about him. Every picture you seen him in, he was smiling,” Grow continued.
In addition to his presence in the halls, Chris was also known as a standout athlete on the field.
"Most of our friends are talking about what a great football player he was; all the memories they've had with him. Everybody is just devastated by the fact that he was taken so tragically and so senseless,” she continued.
Fisher says she wants everyone to know her cousin was humble.
"I never knew half the accomplishments that he has, until I read them. I was just astounded by everything that he has accomplished. Because he never talked about it,” Fisher added.
Fisher says she last saw Hill when he came to visit her just last year.