Detective John Olan Hall

Detective John Olan Hall

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 20, 1921

John Olan Hall

Detective Hall was shot and killed when he was ambushed while sitting in his patrol car on Stoner Avenue. One or more suspects shot him in the back as he sat in his vehicle. It is thought that he surprised two burglars and was shot by one as he dealt with the other. The case remains unsolved.

Detective Hall had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never solved

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 23, 2013

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