Officer Preston Daniel Hale

Officer Preston Daniel Hale

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 1947

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Preston Daniel Hale

Officer Preston Hale was killed in an aircraft accident while returning from a search for an abduction suspect. As he approached the airport the plane he was piloting crashed for unknown reasons his aircraft crashed just west of Cockrell Hill, Texas, south of Jefferson Boulevard

Officer Hale was a United States Army Air Force veteran of WWII and had served with the Dallas Police Department for over 13 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter, parents, five sisters, and one brother.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years, 8 months
  • Badge 231
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 13, 2012

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