Sergeant Robert Hill enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2007 and served on active duty until leaving with an honorable discharge in 2018.
In September of 2022, while working as a licensed pilot, Hill was traveling to a VA medical appointment in Murfreesboro, TN when he witnessed a vehicular hit and run.
Suddenly, the individual who was at fault for the wreck began to drive away from the scene. The other individual who had their car struck by the fleeing vehicle frantically shouted for someone to stop the other driver.
Not knowing the full severity of the situation, Hill followed the fleeing car until it was boxed in at a light and approached the vehicle to tell the driver she cannot run from the scene of an accident. At the time, Hill was reacting to a frantic request for help from a fellow citizen in peril.
Hill then directed a nearby individual to call 911 when suddenly the driver drew a pistol from her bag. Her aggressive action prompted Hill to immediately draw his pistol – aiming it toward the ground – before quickly retreating to his vehicle as he waited for police to arrive.
Hill explained the situation to the police, and they returned his firearm before releasing all parties.
A week later a detective called Hill and questioned him before advising him that charges may be filed after the woman who drew her pistol on him is claiming to be the victim. The detective who questioned her found damage to the front of her vehicle, but she stated that it was “from another accident”.
Hill’s attorney later found that the reckless driver was driving on a suspended license that day – likely her reason for running – and had done so in the past.
Hill has been charged with felony Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping and, after pleading not guilty, has a pending trial date for 2024. He is looking at 11 years in prison if convicted.
Robert Hill acted with courage that day – as Warriors are trained to do – and now he is fighting for his freedom for appropriately acting as a “Good Samaritan.”
As a result of the charges against him, Hill was fired from his job – and only source of income – because of the stigma associated with his charges. UAP’s Board of Directors accepted Hill’s request for support with the intent to raise Congressional support, public awareness, and funds to cover his mounting legal fees.
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Sergeant Hill’s decorations include the Voluntary Service Medal, CERTCOM (5), Certificate of Appreciation (4), Meritorious Mast (2), and Letter of Appreciation (12).