Officer George Howard Hall

Officer George Howard Hall

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, February 23, 1976

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George Howard Hall

Officer George Hall was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a call of two men breaking into cars.

Upon the officers' arrival, the suspects fled into the woods and Officer Hall gave chase. He apprehended both suspects and as he was handcuffing one of them, the other shot him in the chest with a handgun. The two suspects were later arrested by other officers.

Officer Hall's 17 year-old killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was denied parole in 2008 and again in 2014.

Officer Hall had been employed with the Metro Nashville Police Department for 18 months.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Young officer, we are the same age. I chose another line of work but my son became a police officer. They still are breaking in cars, young men are still risking their lives, everyday. Your killer is still alive but still paying for what he did to you. I'm so sorry for short life but have the utmost respect for you and your calling to service. You would not recognize the place now, but that wouldn't matter, I know you would still protect us the best you could... Salute brave sir. It is an honor to be reminded of your outstanding service to our city and nation. May the Peace of Jesus be with you forever.

Father of Sgt. Robert Goodwin MNPD

February 23, 2019

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