Harrisburg Officer Involved In Incident With DUSM Chris Hill

On January 19, 2018 at 6:10 a.m. Officer Jeffrey Cook, of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police assigned to the US Marshal's Task Force, attempted to serve an active warrant on Shayla Lynette Towels Pierce who resided in the 1800 block of Walnut Street with other members of the US Marshall’s Task Force .  During the warrant service, Task Force Officers were fired upon by Kevin Sturgis. During the exchange of gunfire, Deputy United States Marshal Christopher Hill was fatally injured, York City Officer Kyle Pitts received a non-life-threatening injury, and Harrisburg City Officer Jeffery Cook, who was wearing a ballistic vest which stopped the bullet from injuring him, was struck in the chest by gunfire.

Officer Cook is a 27-year veteran of the Harrisburg Police force and has received numerous awards for his work throughout the years.  Officer Cook has served (3) assignments for a total of (6) years on the US Marshal’s Task Force beginning in 1997.