Master Police Officer Robert J. Hall

Master Police Officer Robert J. Hall

Columbia Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Robert J. Hall

Master Police Officer Bob Hall died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

Officer Hall had been assigned to work at several protests between May 18th, 2020, and June 25th, 2020, in which he came in contact with other officers and members of the community.

Officer Hall had served with the Columbia Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and grandchildren.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge 375

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 25, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am so very sorry to hear about Bob. We worked in different District's but, often crossed paths and worked together in new officer training. Bob had a great sense of humor and was "one of the good guys". He was an outstanding police officer. To his family, you have my most sincere condolences and know that Bob will be missed too, by those who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.

V Shane (former Columbia Police Officer)
City of Columbia, South Carolina

November 13, 2020

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