Auxiliary Police Officer Henry F. Hall

Auxiliary Police Officer Henry F. Hall

Anderson Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, May 18, 1957

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Henry F. Hall

Auxiliary Police Officer Henry Hall succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day while participating in a checkpoint being run by the Indiana State Police and Anderson Police Department.

He was directing traffic with a 3-cell baton flashlight with a 6 inch-red cone near the intersection of Broadway Street and Birch Street. He was struck by a vehicle as it skidded to avoid hitting him, and he was thrown 51 feet. He was taken to Saint Johns Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with homicide by motor vehicle and reckless driving.

Auxiliary Police Officer Hall had served with the Anderson Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his son and two grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, May 17, 1957
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with homicide

checkpoint, directing traffic

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Auxiliary Officer Hall, as a former Auxiliary myself, I know that the work sometimes flies under the radar of public consciousness and the hours on the front line for little or no pay is done out of a desire to help your community and be a part of something. I commend your selflessness and thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten and we honor you here.

God Bless and may your rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 1, 2020

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