Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/11/1997
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Detective Hale was fatally shot in the head while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect. Detective Hale 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.
The suspect was convicted of Detective Hale's murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Detective Hale had been with the Raleigh Police Department for 7 years and is survived by his wife and two daughters.