David Hirn is both an Army combat veteran and law enforcement officer. At 19 years old, he joined the U.S. Army as a forward observer (artillery). He was assigned to the infamous Tropic Lightning 2-27 infantry battalion of the 25th ID in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After just a year in the Army, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan. In his year there (2011-2012), he won numerous accommodation medals, but he also lost some of his friends. After spending another year at Schofield Barracks, David was honorably discharged from the Army to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer.
Upon returning home, he immediately entered the police academy; here, he excelled, even through dealing with the tragic loss of his mother and raising his first newborn child in the midst of it. David sought out employment at Hopewell PD so that he could give back to and help recover the community that raised him. In his eight years at Hopewell PD, he has won many awards, including the Life Saving Award for reviving a man who had attempted to take his own life. He has built a great street rapport and is known as an officer who genuinely cares about change and growth in Hopewell. Now, he is the sergeant of the Criminal Investigations detective unit--one of the youngest ever to hold this role. In addition to all of this, he is active in his church community and, with his wife of almost 10 years, raises a four-year-old and seven-year-old.