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Officer Erik Hite

 
 
Officer Erik Hite Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 8, 2015
1. Officer Erik Hite Marker
The reverse of the marker has eight stars, one for each Tucson Police Department officer killed in the line of duty.
Inscription.
Was Killed In The
Line Of Duty Near
This Location On
June 2, 2008

 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 32° 15.072′ N, 110° 46.578′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on Tomahawk Tr., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Agua Caliente Ranch and Hot Springs (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hacienda Moltacqua (approx. 3.7 miles away); Airmen Memorial Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Where Have All the Saguaros Gone? (approx. 4.4 miles away); Home for Saguaros (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Lowell (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cottonwood Lane (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Additional comments.
1. KVOA news story on Officer Erik Hite
June 2, 2015, Tucson marks seven-year anniversary of fallen officer Erik Hite

Written By Anthony Victor Reyes
TUCSON - On the seven-year anniversary of his death, Tucson remembered the fallen
Wide view of Officer Erik Hite Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 8, 2015
2. Wide view of Officer Erik Hite Marker
TPD officer, Erik Hite.
Officer Hite was killed in the line of duty on June 2, 2008 after he was shot during the pursuit of a gunman, who had allegedly fired a rifle into the homes of two neighbors and wounded a responding Pima County Sheriff's deputy.
According to TPD, the United States Air Force veteran served TPD for four years and was the eighth TPD officer killed in the line of duty.
The gunman, David Delich, pleaded guilty to first degree murder in 2012 and was sentenced life in the Arizona State Hospital.
Officer Hite was 43 years old when he passed, leaving behind his wife, Nohemy Hite, two children and his parents.
Shortly after, Officer Hite's wife opened up a foundation in his honor to provide a child care center and family outreach programs for the children of first responders.
The foundation will be benefited in the Touch a Truck Family Festival and 1.5 mile Truck Trot on Saturday, July 25 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the La Mariposa Report, located at 1501 N. Houghton Rd.
For more information about the foundation or to donate to the foundation, visit erikhitefoundation.org, call 495-0430 or find them on Facebook at Erik Hite Foundation.
    — Submitted June 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

 
Additional keywords. police law enforcement
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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