Deputy Sheriff Horace C. "Pot" Hall

Deputy Sheriff Horace C. "Pot" Hall

Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 1960

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Horace C. "Pot" Hall

Deputy Hall was shot and killed while serving commitment papers on a mentally ill subject.

The suspect attacked Deputy Hall, took his service revolver, and shot him. He was flushed out of his home with teargas after a 40-minute gun battle with police.

The suspect, 34, was declared insane and committed at Searcy Mental Hospital in Mount Vernon, where he died on September 17, 1992.

Deputy Hall had served with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office for 16 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in mental hospital

civil papers, EDP

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

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