Patrolman Samuel H. Hall

Patrolman Samuel H. Hall

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 1, 1962

Samuel H. Hall

Patrolman Samuel H. Hall was shot and killed during a gunfight.

Patrolman Hall and his partner were working Beat Car 6110. While in the area of 36th and Wabash at 12:30 am, they heard a shot coming from State Street. Officer Hall drove to the area of State and 36th Place where they observed two men standing on the corner. As they pulled up and Patrolman Hall opened his squad car door, one man walked up to the side of the squad car in which Officer Hall was exiting and, at a very close range, drew an automatic pistol and opened fire on both officers. Patrolman Hall was hit three times and slumped on the steering wheel, fatally shot. His partner jumped from his side of the squad and returned fire, fatally wounding their assailant.

Investigation revealed that the shot heard by the officers, was a shot fired by a victim of a strong-arm robbery at the offender, who had just committed a strong arm robbery.

The inquest, held on October 9, 1962 determined that the fatal shooting of Patrolman Samuel Hall was murder and the verdict on the fatal shooting of his killer was ruled a justifiable homicide.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5190

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 26, 2013

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