Deputy Inspector General Richard Wayne Hale

Deputy Inspector General Richard Wayne Hale

Texas Juvenile Justice Department - Office of Inspector General, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Richard Wayne Hale

Deputy Inspector General Richard Hale was killed in a vehicle crash on FM 51, north of Decatur, Texas.

He was returning to Gainesville, Texas, following a meeting with state prosecutors in Decatur. His department vehicle collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer.

Deputy Inspector General Hale had served in law enforcement for 16 years. He had served with the Decatur Police Department before joining the Texas Juvenile Justice Department - Office of Inspector General. He is survived by his wife and eight children.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 218

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I miss you so much my dear friend. I hope I did you justice when I did your last call (it took several takes because of the tears). It was a privilege to be asked to do, but I would have preferred you here on this side of Heaven.

Lana Cobb
Decatur Police Department

May 9, 2019

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