Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years, 8 months
Badge # 231
Cause: Aircraft accident
Officer Preston Hale was killed in an aircraft accident while returning from a search for an abduction suspect. As he approached the airport the plane he was piloting crashed.
Officer Hale was a United States Army Air Force veteran of WWII and had served with the Dallas Police Department for over 13 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter, parents, five sisters, and one brother.