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Officer Alvin Duane Hallum | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer

Alvin Duane Hallum

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 21, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 9 months

Badge # 3660

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Alvin Hallum was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle used in an extortion offense.

The suspect came out firing, wounding Officer Hallum's partner. Officer Hallum returned fire, emptying his weapon. As he took cover behind a car and reloaded his weapon the suspect ran up and shot him in the head. The suspect then led other officers on a chase before stopping to shoot at other officers. He was killed in return gunfire.

Officer Hallum had been with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife and son.

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It has been over forty years since that dreadful day. You are not forgotten and will forever be in my thoughts.

Detective (Retired) Barry Whisenhunt
Dallas Police Department
September 5, 2016

 

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