Former Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard attacked with paintballs in Chatham

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard attacked with paintballs in Chatham

CHICAGO (TOC) — Former CPD superintendent Terry Hillard was focused in a paintball assault over Memorial Day weekend.

Hillard spent about 35 years with the Chicago Police Division and can also be a Vietnam veteran. Many in his neighborhood are outraged after listening to in regards to the alleged assault. CPD officers went door to door on his block Monday in search of surveillance video.

“It is simply loopy. It is simply disrespectful. It is demeaning, and if I used to be him I might be actually upset,” stated Lanai Hodges, neighbor.

Hillard served as town’s high cop from 1998 to 2003. He declined to talk with ABC7, however confirmed the incident by way of a spokesman.

In line with that spokesman, Hillard was doing yardwork in entrance of his dwelling in Chatham Sunday night when he was struck by a paintball fired from a passing automobile.

The retired superintendent, who’s in his late 70s, didn’t have to go to the hospital.

“I really feel prefer it’s outrageous. You may’t work out of your personal private house anymore,” stated neighbor Retia Patton.

After retiring, Hillard labored in non-public safety after which served as interim CPD superintendent in 2011 between the departure of Jody Weis and the hiring of Garry McCarthy.

Hillard additionally fought in Vietnam for greater than a 12 months.

“It needed to occur to him on the day once we needs to be thanking him, you already know, for his service,” stated Babette Crawford, neighbor.

It is unclear if Hillard was focused or if the assault was random. When requested if Hillard had an announcement, his spokesperson stated, “He desires everybody to only be vigilant, remember, and be protected.”

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