Retired Philadelphia Police Officer Killed in Virginia

A retired Philadelphia police officer became the victim of homicide over the weekend.

Someone discovered Officer Virginia Hill – a 25-year Philadelphia police veteran -- unresponsive inside her home in the Walnut Hills Estates neighborhood of Suffolk -- a town a short distance from Norfolk in southern Virginia -- early Saturday morning.

The 69-year-old died a short time later from her undisclosed injuries, according to Suffolk police.

After a brief investigation, police ruled the death a homicide.

Hill was an honored member of the Philadelphia Police Department. She began her career in law enforcement at a transit officer in 1977. She later joined the Philadelphia police department’s Juvenile Aid Division in 1981. In January 2002, her work with children’s cases earned her Officer of the Month distinction from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Police in Virginia asked anyone with information on Hill’s murder to call the tip line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up or submit a tip online.

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