Investigator Robert Van Hall, Jr.

Investigator Robert Van Hall, Jr.

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1980

Robert Van Hall, Jr.

Investigator Robert Van Hall was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest two brothers for trafficking cocaine and marijuana.

He was a passenger in an unmarked patrol car and was shot by the suspects with a shotgun. The two brothers were convicted of murder for killing Investigator Van Hall.

In April 2013 one of the subjects was granted parole. The other suspect was denied parole in January, 2016.

Investigator Van Hall was a Vietnam War veteran. He was survived by his wife and 14-year-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 2013

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Investigator Robert Van Hall, Jr. will never ever be forgotten. He was a true hero in every aspect of the word, and I'm thankful for the service he provided to our great nation and to the State of New York. May his soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

March 25, 2018

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