Wednesday 18 June 2014

Death of a retired Police Officer :Chief Superintendent William (Bill) Hills

Bill Hills2It is with regret that we have to announce the death of retired Chief Superintendent William (Bill) HILLS , who died on 15th June 2014, aged 77 years.
Mr Hills joined Durham Constabulary 13.11.1956 and served at HQ Training, Darlington, Birtley, Motor Patrols, HQ Research Department, as the Chief Constable’s driver, and as an Instructor at Harperley Hall, before returning to Motor Patrols.  In 1969 he was promoted to the rank of Inspector and went on secondment to the No 2 District PTC as an Instructor, returning to force in 1971 in HQ Admin.  In 1972 he returned to Darlington,  then undertook roles in Training and the role of Deputy Sub-Divisional Commander at Sedgefield.  In 1982 he was appointed Superintendent and headed the Community Relations Department moving on to be Deputy Divisional Commander at Bishop Auckland from 1984.  In 1989 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and headed the Uniform Operations Department until his retirement in March 1992.
He leaves a widow Pat and two adult sons.
The funeral will take place at 13:30hrs on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at Elm Ridge Methodist Church, Darlington. This service is not private but is to be followed by a private cremation.
Family flowers only by request please.  Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, can be made to Parkinsons UK – a plate will be available in church.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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