Deputy Sheriff Dwight Lynn Hall

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Lynn Hall

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 1979

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Dwight Lynn Hall

Deputy Hall was shot and killed after he responded to a call of a suspicious person. The suspect was observed sitting in an out-of-state vehicle, after closing hours, at the county park on Fort Myers Beach. During questioning, the suspect exited his vehicle and began to flee. Deputy Hall was fatally shot with his own piston after tackling the suspect and becoming involved in a struggle with the offender.

The 15 year-old suspect was convicted of Deputy Hall's murder and sentenced to life in prison June 6, 1979. On June 22, 1990, he escaped form prison. Two days later he stabbed a woman to death in Tallahassee and stole her car. He was captured later that day after crashing the car. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death March 15, 1991. As of November 23, 2020, he remains on death row.

Deputy Hall was 31 years old and had been with the Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Forty years ago your life was taken as you patrolled Ft. Myers Beach. I walked the park today named in your honor. I stranger approached and expressed his sincerest appreciation for your dedication and sacrifice. The plaque honoring you stands in the shadow of our American flag. Thank you for your courageous commitment to the citizens of Lee County. Deputy Hall, you will not be forgotten. Our prayers are that God will bless your family as they relive the loss of their Hero.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

April 11, 2019

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