Tucson lost one of its heroes Monday June 2,2008. Officer Erik Hite succumbed to injuries he sustained in a gunfight while in pursuit of a suspect that had already shot a Sheriff's Deputy and maliciously fired indiscriminately into occupied dwellings. Officer Hite served 21 years in the Air Force before joining the Tucson Police Department (TPD). Officer Hite is survived by his wife, a one year-old daughter, and a son who is serving in the military.
The Tucson Police Officers Association (TPOA) has set up a fund for Officer Hite to go directly to his family - Wells Fargo Bank, account #2475164071, named TPOA/Officer Erik Hite Benefit Fund. Please let everyone know, thanks.