Chief of Police Thomas W. Hall

Chief of Police Thomas W. Hall

Northwood Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, December 31, 1981

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Thomas W. Hall

Chief of Police Thomas Hall suffered a fatal stroke at 11:32 a.m. after responding to an accident at a Grabbenstetter Chrysler and Plymouth Dealer located at the intersection of State Route 20 and State Route 23.

Chief Hall was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He had served with the Northwood Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Toledo Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Monday, December 28, 1981

accident scene

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police Thomas W. Hall of the Northwood Police Department, Ohio and the additional 80 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 31, 2022

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