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Henry Hill grew up in the Pittsburgh area and as a boy did a lot of listening to police stories, as policing was a family business. He had three uncles on the Pittsburgh Police Department, one uncle was shot and wounded by a murder suspect, and one was injured doing a rope rescue of a party on a bridge; both retired as commanders. He has three cousins still on active duty on the department. Police actions such as these were fodder for story telling at family gatherings. After a stint in the navy during the Vietnam War, the local electrical union, real estate, and teaching martial arts, he decided to join the family business. He became a cop, being hired by the Pittsburgh Police to specifically walk a beat in one of the housing projects that had a well-earned reputation for high crime. After a few years of police work he decided to heed his sense of adventure and moved out west to Colorado. He and his bride raised a family with the support from his job at Ampex as an electronics technician; a skill he learned in the navy. It wasn’t long before he applied and got a job with the Colorado Springs Police Department after beating out 2200 other applicants to get on top of the hire list.
Many years of experience and extensive training are his credentials in this field; Pittsburgh Police Academy, Allegheny County Police Academy, Colorado Springs Police Academy, Northwestern University traffic accident investigation training, DUI enforcement, Swat response and building search training, arrest and control, riot control, report writing, State, Federal, and local law, quarterly firearms training, and extensive first aid training which he used to save a fellow officer from choking and under duress he delivered a baby in a car, one of the most nervous moments of his career. These are but a few examples after the many years of training he has completed.
While working the streets he garnered one of his commendations for saving the life of a kidnapped woman who was raped and about to be murdered, and this was on his own merit, instincts, and awareness; this was not a police call. He taught women self-defense classes on his own time at a gym provided by the Colorado Springs School in the Broadmoor to enable the students to defend themselves. He did not want them to become another victim. He now lives in Western Pennsylvania and been a successful photographer being exhibited in Grand Station in New York City, a writer of African adventures, and completed a book about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He hopes this book will extend his gift of protecting people, by illuminating what he calls the ‘Abyss’ of the dark side of humanity. In this way he is still part of the solution to prevent bad actions by the few from taking away the innocence of the many
Henry is a former NRA firearms instructor. He has competed in world class shooting competition around the world in The World Police and Fire Games. These games take place around the world and Henry competed in 1993 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1995 he competed in Melbourne, Victoria Australia, and in 1997 in Calgary, Canada. He garnered twelve medals in various shooting disciplines to include Action Pistol, PPC Pistol, Rifle small bore, and Palma Rifle shooting from 300 yards to 900 yards. He has carried handguns concealed for over 40 years, and his experience in this area is extensive.