News – Harrisburg Mall
January 30, 2018
Harrisburg Mall donates $10,000 to family of U.S. Deputy Marshal Christopher Hill
HARRISBURG, PA (January 30, 2018) – In response to the tragic death of Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill, Harrisburg Mall was honored to make a $10,000 gift to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in his memory. Deputy Hill lost his life in the line of duty during an incident in Harrisburg earlier this month. The donation, which will help to ease the burden of the family’s home mortgage, was made in recognition of the Swatara Township Police Department. Deputy Hill served with the Marshals Service for 11 years. Prior to his service as a U.S. Deputy Marshal, he served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
“Upon hearing about the tragic loss of Deputy Hill and learning about the mission of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, we were honored to be able to make this contribution,” explained Vicki Keating, General Manager of Harrisburg Mall. “We chose to name this donation in recognition of the Swatara Township Police Department to express our sincere gratitude for the daily sacrifices made by their Police Officers to maintain a safe community. We can never do enough to express our appreciation for Deputy Hill’s service and to the local Police Department for their ongoing dedication and commitment.”
“Being named on this donation is a tremendous honor for our department and reflects the close working relationship we enjoy with the management team at Harrisburg Mall, as well as our mutual respect,” stated Swatara Township Police Department Chief Darrell R. Reider. “Since taking ownership of Harrisburg Mall, St. John Properties has made a concentrated effort to become deeply involved with many programs that benefit the local community and its residents, and this represents the latest example.”
More than $160,000 has been raised toward the goal of $250,000 to pay off Deputy Hill’s home mortgage. Companies and individuals wishing to support this effort can donate by visiting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation website at https://tunnel2towers.org/.
Harrisburg Mall, located at 3501 Paxton Street, is owned and managed by Baltimore-based St. John Properties, Inc. – www.ShopHarrisburgMall.com.