Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County
County: Sedgwick County
Death Date: 8/16/1927
Added to Memorial: 2003
Circumstances of death: Gunshot
On August 16, 1927, Deputy Frank Hill was killed during an attempted escape from the Sedgwick County jail. Deputy Hill, the jailer, had opened the main door to the cellblock for a lunch delivery without first securing all the inmates in their cells. Seizing upon this opportunity, three prisoners ran for the opening. Deputy Hill attempted to close the door but one of the prisoners, using a revolver smuggled into him, shot and killed Hill before he could block the avenue of escape. Deputy Hill was forty years old at the time his death and was survived by his wife and daughter.