Senior Police Officer Mark Albert Hall, Sr.

Senior Police Officer Mark Albert Hall, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Mark Albert Hall, Sr.

Senior Police Officer Mark Hall died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Officer Hall was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

Officer Hall's son graduated from the New Orleans police academy and was sworn in the day after Officer Hall's death. His son was issued his badge number.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge 1786
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, April 3, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Doesn't seem a day goes by without thinking about you Mark. You really were so much fun and a great friend. I'm so glad I was able to work with you before I retired. It made the time go by so fast with the fun we had. We really miss you!

Derek Canatella
Retired NOPD

May 11, 2022

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