BADGE 60, 108, 185, ID 1450
SDPD 10/01/1957 - 06/16/1984
06/07/1932- 03/28/2023
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Bill Hotchkiss passed away peacefully at home on March 28, 2023 with his family by his side. 

Bill was born in Red Lodge, Montana to Edward and Edna Hotchkiss. 

He is survived by Sally, his wife of 72 years and daughter Kim Foster (Dan), Granddaughters Ashlee Dominguez (John) and Erin Robison (Barry), four great grandchildren and extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews in Montana, Washington and South Dakota.  Bill was predeceased by his son Randy (Patty).

Bill enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and eventually made San Diego his permanent home. 

Bill worked for Convair for a short time and was hired by the San Diego Police Department, retiring after 26 years of service.  

Bill always had a smile on his face and a joke in hand.  It was so easy for him to strike up a conversation with anyone.  His enjoyed fishing and metal detecting; a talented artist he drew many portraits for family and friends.  He loved spending time in Montana and being with family.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He will be truly missed.   
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