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Detective Paul Andrew Hale | Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina


Paul Andrew Hale

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, July 11, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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I remember when this happened. I was very young then but I was driving and stopped for the funeral procession. It was very long. Many showed respect. Rest in Peace Detective Hale.... and may your offender rot in hell....

S Capps
August 17, 2017


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