Patrolman Lewis William Hall

Patrolman Lewis William Hall

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, November 30, 1948

Lewis William Hall

Patrolman Lewis Hall was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty on Queen City Avenue.

At 1:50 p.m. that afternoon, Patrolman Hall, paced a speeding car and activated his lights and his siren as they traveled outbound on Queen City Avenue. The car did not pull over. In the 2300 block, just past Sunset Avenue, the car and motorcycle were side-by-side. The driver of the car veered right, forcing the motorcycle off the road, but Patrolman Hall dodged the obstacles and came back onto the road to continue the pursuit. He crashed the motorcycle into a utility pole at 2450 Queen City Avenue. There were no witnesses to the crash, but it seemed likely that he was forced off the road again. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a broken neck, fractures of his right hip and leg, a crushed chest, a fractured skull, and internal injuries. The driver of the speeding car was never identified.

Patrolman Hall had served with the agency for only 7 months and had previously served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Lewis William Hall of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 30, 2017

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