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Family and friends honor Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill

Courtesy of PennLive.com

Friends and family are honoring Deputy Marshal Christopher Hill.

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," Fisher said. "He was dedicated to that. They lost an amazing man."

Hill was gunned down in the line of duty on Jan. 18 while serving a warrant in Harrisburg.

"Devastating; for something like that to happen senselessly," Fisher said. "And doing the simple things like serving a warrant. I mean who would take your life?"

The father of two served the Harrisburg area, but grew up in Turbotville in Northumberland County.

He was a 1990 graduate of Warrior Run High School.

Cathy Grow is a 1991 graduate and was Hill's classmate.

"Everyone is just trying to wrap their heads around it," Grow said. "He always had a smile on his face. He was a very nice guy. You'd be hard pressed to find anybody to day anything negative about him. Every picture you see him in, he was smiling. In addition to his presence in the halls, Chris was also known as a standout athlete on the field."

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 talks about it."

Fisher says she last saw Hill when he came to visit her just last year.

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