Assistant Chief Orion Owen Hale

Assistant Chief Orion Owen Hale

Germantown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 1957

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Orion Owen Hale

Assistant Chief Orion Hale suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest a subject.

The subject resisted arrest, and Chief Hale collapsed. He was unable to be resuscitated.

Chief Hale had served with the Germantown Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by a son and daughter.


  • Age 72
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

arrest attempt

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Asst. Chief Hale,
On today, the 66th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Germantown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 20, 2023

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