Detective Paul A. Hale

Detective Paul A. Hale

Detective Paul A. Hale
End of Watch:
July 11th, 1997

Detective Hale was fatally shot in the head while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect. He and his partner were approaching the suspect’s vehicle when the suspect fired a shot, striking Detective Hale. His partner returned fire, wounding the suspect, who was taken into custody. Detective Hale had been with the department since 1990 and was promoted to detective on July 7, 1997, only 5 days before the incident.

Detective Hale had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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