Police Officer Daniel Allan Hale

Police Officer Daniel Allan Hale

Santa Ana Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 12, 1977

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Daniel Allan Hale

Officer Daniel Hale was shot and killed while searching the interior of a house after responding to a burglary in progress. Both of the suspects were shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Hale had been employed with the Santa Ana Police Department for ten years and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 550

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both shot and killed

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Dan, you are not forgotten. Can't believe it has been 42 years since we last spoke. You coming onto swings, and me coming off days. Thanks for being a good partner, friend, and locker mate. Can't believe we stuffed both our gear into that little locker but the department hired so many people, so quickly, they ran out of locker space. Miss your friendship and mentorship. Until we meet again,

Gary Labb, Retired Detective
Santa Ana Police Department (1975-2005)
Covina Police Department (1974-1975)

November 12, 2019

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