Officer Victor Pimentel
Officer Pimentel was killed in the line of duty on February 22, 1997.
Officer Pimentel joined HPD on September 15, 1992 and served as a patrol officer. In December 1995, he was assigned to the Traffic Accident Investigation unit. He volunteered for the Honor Guard/Color Guard at its inception in November 1996.
During a routine traffic stop on the evening of February 22, 1997, his patrol vehicle was struck from the rear by a tractor-trailer, killing him instantly.
The Hinesville Police Department’s squad room is dedicated to Officer Victor Pimentel.
Corporal Mike Trombley
Corporal Michael Trombley died September 29, 2009 after a lengthy battle with fibrocystic lung disease. He had joined the Hinesville Police Department December 21, 2000 after serving 20 years in the Army. He was with HPD for nine years, serving first as a patrol officer and then, for his final three years, as the Community Policing Officer/Crime Prevention Officer. He was promoted to corporal July 21, 2007.
As the Community Policing Officer/Crime Prevention Officer, Corporal Trombley organized Safe Kids Day and National Night Out events, conducted Neighborhood Watch meetings and worked extensively with Helen's Haven.
Corporal Joseph "Marc" Matthews
Joseph Marc Matthews, known as Marc, joined the Hinesville Police Department July 23, 2001 and served here nearly 10 years. He was promoted from patrol officer to corporal in 2007. In 2008, when the decision was made to start a K-9 Unit, Corporal Matthews was selected as the first K-9 handler. He was instrumental in setting up the K-9 unit and brought his knowledge and experience as a military dog handler to Hinesville's program.
Corporal Marc Matthews died February 23, 2011 from complications following a surgical procedure. A memorial photo of Corporal Matthews and his partner Brad hangs in the Victor Pimentel Squad room.
Corporal Ivan Saez
Ivan Saez joined the Hinesville Police Department July 18, 2002. He was promoted to Senior Patrol Officer in May 2008 and Corporal in May 2009. Corporal Saez served in the Patrol Division for 13 years before his untimely death as the result of illness July 23, 2015.
Prior to serving with the police department, he served in the U.S. Army and retired honorably after 20 years service. Corporal Saez served the citizens of Hinesville honorably and will be greatly missed by his fellow officers and staff.