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Dwight Hill, sheriff's investigator <br> June 14, 1944 -- April 24, 2007

A funeral for Dwight H. Hill, a retired investigator with the Orleans County Sheriff's Office, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road.

Mr. Hill, known as "Buzz," was fatally injured early Tuesday while repairing machinery at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds, where he worked as a groundskeeper. He was 62.

Born in Medina, he was a 1962 graduate of Medina High School and married Susan Palmer on April 16, 1966.

Mr. Hill began a 20-year career in law enforcement as an officer in the Medina Police Department. He completed his career with the Orleans County Sheriff's Office, for which he served as a deputy before becoming an investigator. He retired in 1999. He also was an investigator for the Orleans County district attorney's office.

In addition, Mr. Hill owned and operated Medina Hardware and was employed by several area hardware stores, as well Batavia Farm Equipment and Orleans Cornell Cooperative Extension, working on buildings and grounds at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

He also was a Ridgeway Town Board member and firefighter for the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company, for which he served as assistant chief.

Mr. Hill, a member of Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, was a lifelong farmer and owned draft horses.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Matthew; a daughter, Johanna; and two sisters, Carol Freed and Nancy McMurray.

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