Police Officer Daniel Allan Hale

Police Officer Daniel Allan Hale

Santa Ana Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 12, 1977

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Daniel Allan Hale

Officer Daniel Hale was shot and killed while searching the interior of a house after responding to a burglary in progress. Both of the suspects were shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Hale had been employed with the Santa Ana Police Department for ten years and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 550

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both shot and killed

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43 years ago today, you were taken from us. Not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about you, Dad. 43 years and you'd think I could write this reflection without tearing up! You will always be remembered and I will also stand in honor with my family on the thin blue line. I know if you read this, a # wouldn't make sense...but trust me, it's a thing now! Love you, Dad! #BlueLivesMatter

Barbara Hale
Dan's Daughter

November 12, 2020

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