Detective Paul Andrew Hale

Detective Paul Andrew Hale

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, July 11, 1997

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Paul Andrew Hale

Detective Hale was fatally shot in the head while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect. Detective Hale and his partner were approaching the suspect's vehicle when the suspect fired a shot, striking Detective Hale. His partner returned fire, wounding the suspect, who was taken into custody. Detective Hale had been with the department since 1990 and was promoted to Detective on July 7, 1997, only 5 days before the incident.

The suspect was convicted of Detective Hale's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Hale had been with the Raleigh Police Department for 7 years and is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I just learned of this today from a mutual friend who was in the Vanderbilt NROTC unit. Eternal rest grant into you, and may perpetual light shine on you. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Ofc K. Woodroof 194
Davie PD (Ret)

July 28, 2021

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