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Investigator Robert Van Hall, Jr. | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Investigator

Robert Van Hall, Jr.

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Friday, December 5, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Paroled in 2013

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Investigator Robert Van Hall was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest two brothers for trafficking cocaine and marijuana.

He was a passenger in an unmarked patrol car and was shot by the suspects with a shotgun. The two brothers were convicted of murder for killing Investigator Van Hall.

In April 2013 one of the subjects was granted parole. The other suspect was denied parole in January, 2016.

Investigator Van Hall was a Vietnam War veteran. He was survived by his wife and 14-year-old daughter.

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You are remembered today on the 36th anniversary of your passing. May you continue to Rest In Peace

Patrolman Stephen Hall
Dalton Borough Police
December 5, 2016

 

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