Detective John Olan Hall

Detective John Olan Hall

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 20, 1921

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John Olan Hall

Detective Hall was shot and killed when he was ambushed while sitting in his patrol car on Stoner Avenue. One or more suspects shot him in the back as he sat in his vehicle. It is thought that he surprised two burglars and was shot by one as he dealt with the other. The case remains unsolved.

Detective Hall had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never solved

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Rest in peace Detective Hall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 23, 2021

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