Deputy Tommy "Hawk" Hill works at the Twin Peaks sheriff's department under Sheriff Harry S. Truman.
He is a Native American, but it is not made clear to which tribe he belongs, although during a discussion as to whether or not Tommy believes in the soul he references Blackfoot Indian mysticism to Special Agent Dale Cooper. He is usually referred to as "Hawk" because of his excellent tracking skills, which extend beyond animal and human tracks to those of cars and trucks.
He is clearly aware of the supernatural presence in woods of Twin Peaks and also discusses with Cooper his belief in a direct connection to Native American spirituality. He is also the first person to verbally express to the viewers (as well as to Cooper) what the White Lodge and Black Lodge are.
One of The Bookhouse Boys and an all-around dependable good guy, he saves the lives of both Truman and Cooper on more than one occasion. He has an unseen girlfriend who is a ER Nurse at Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Snoqualmie, Washington.
He is set to appear in the 2017 revival.
Twin Peaks (1990-1991)Edit
After homecoming queen Laura Palmer is found dead, Hawk and Deputy Andy Brennan ask her boyfriend, Bobby Briggs about his whereabouts until Sheriff Truman arrives to inform Briggs that Laura has been found dead.
Later, Hawk goes with Andy and Truman to the Palmer home, where he finds evidence as the sheriff questions Mrs. Palmer. He finds Laura's diary and takes it for the investigation, though they do not have the key. He also finds a camcorder.
When James Hurley is arrested, he and Andy take him to his cell.
After James is questioned by Truman and Special Agent Dale Cooper, Hawk takes him back to his cell.
He later releases James to his uncle, Ed Hurley, and the two men make a gesture to each other, touching their temples.
Hawk calls Agent Cooper, updating him on Ronette's condition and the findings from her parents. He goes on to tell him about the one-armed man he saw around the intensive care ward.
He assists Truman in setting up a bottle 60 feet and 6 inches away from Lucy, per Cooper's instruction. He questions what the special agent is doing, but the sheriff is just as baffled. Later, he sits and listens to a presentation Cooper has prepared about Tibet and a method he has derived from them to determine which individuals with the initial 'J' are people of interest in the Palmer case. Cooper has Hawk hold rocks that he throws towards a bottle. The rock for Lawrence Jacoby knocks over the bottle, but does not break it, and the rock for Leo Johnson breaks it.
Hawk informs Agent Cooper that he has found no sign of the one-armed man.
He goes to Laura's funeral, where he helps restrain Mike Nelson when Bobby and James charge at each other.
Later he goes to the diner with Harry and Ed. They are joined by Cooper, who they inform about their operation to halt the drug flow into Twin Peaks, introducing him to the Bookhouse Boys when they subsequently take him to the Bookhouse.
In the evening, Hawk discusses the human soul with Cooper. He says that he believes in waking souls and dream souls. They have a drink to Laura, but are interrupted when Leland Palmer has a breakdown on the dance floor and they escort him home.
Hawk calls Cooper and says that he has found the one-armed man at the Timber Falls Motel. His name is Gerard and he is in room 101. After Cooper and Truman kick in the door, Hawk checks Gerard's background and fins no criminal record or warrants.
After they question Gerard, Hawk tells Truman that Josie Packard had been in her car at the motel prior to his arrival.
Hawk helps bring in files confiscated from the Lydecker Veterinary Clinic. Hawk meets with Truman, Cooper, and Andy in the pistol range. He fires at a target, not missing a shot.
Hawk brings in an analysis on a plastic object found in Laura's stomach, determining it to be part of a poker chip. Andy then finds a file on a myna bird owned by Jacques Renault named Waldo. Hawk goes to receive Jacques's address.
When they arrive, they see a man they believe is Jacques, but he gets away.
The next morning, Hawk receives a transmission from Truman that he is at Jacques's apartment and wishes for Hawk to be there as soon as he can, as he has been sent to find Bernard Renault.
He later arrives at the apartment, confirming that a post office box noted on envelopes hidden in the apartment belonged to Jacques. He provides letters he found in it. He hands Cooper a copy of Flesh World found in the apartment and he finds an ad from Laura, which has red drapes matching ones in a photo in the apartment and a dream he had. They then set out to find the cabin seen in the photo.
Hawk leads them through the woods, where they encounter the Log Lady. They sit down for tea and cookies. She speaks for what her log saw the night Laura was killed and the men set back out to find the cabin. They hear music playing and find the cabin. They enter, where Hawk finds a camera with film in it and blood.
He brings forensics results to Cooper in the conference room, determining that Jacques had three people in his cabin: Laura Palmer, Ronette Pulaski, and Leo Johnson. He also provides the only photo found on the camera's film, which shows Waldo on Laura's back.
Hawk helps Cooper with his wire for the operation at One Eyed Jack's. They then hear a gunshot near the conference room, where they find Waldo dead.
Hawk listens to the operation through Cooper's wire.
Joined by Ed, he listens to Cooper's operation, as he now speaks with Jacques, who describes his involvement with Laura the night she was killed.
Hawk then informs Sheriff Truman that Jacques will be crossing the border.
Later, he stands with Andy and Ed and they tell other lawmen about Andy's heroic actions of saving Sheriff Truman's life.
He is told by Cooper to pull the surveillance off of Leo's house and go to Easter Park.
Twin Peaks: The Missing PiecesEdit
Hawk informs Truman and Andy that "Bernie" is coming in from Canada. When Andy makes a stray comment that if he's coming in on foot he has a long hike, Hawk quickly leaves the room before an "Andy" situation develops.