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 at an East Lenoir Street apartment building.

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.

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 was promoted five days before his death. He 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

murder suspect, stakeout

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