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Patrolman Lewis William Hall | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio


Lewis William Hall

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 30, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Lewis Hall was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty on Queen City Avenue.

At 1:50 p.m. that afternoon, Patrolman Hall, paced a speeding car and activated his lights and his siren as they traveled outbound on Queen City Avenue. The car did not pull over. In the 2300 block, just past Sunset Avenue, the car and motorcycle were side-by-side. The driver of the car veered right, forcing the motorcycle off the road, but Patrolman Hall dodged the obstacles and came back onto the road to continue the pursuit. He crashed the motorcycle into a utility pole at 2450 Queen City Avenue. There were no witnesses to the crash, but it seemed likely that he was forced off the road again. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a broken neck, fractures of his right hip and leg, a crushed chest, a fractured skull, and internal injuries. The driver of the speeding car was never identified.

Patrolman Hall had served with the agency for only 7 months and had previously served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 61rst anniversary of your death. 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer, 57 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

April 2, 2009


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