Patrolman Virgil M. Hall

Patrolman Virgil M. Hall

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 1945

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Virgil M. Hall

Patrolman Hall was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle that had just been stolen. When the stopped it two suspects fled on foot and split up. Patrolman Hall's partner heard Patrolman Hall's shotgun and discharge and heard several other shots. He found Patrolman Hall and the suspect suffering from gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital where Patrolman Hall succumbed to his injuries the next day

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison. In March of 1957 his sentence was commuted to 25 years to life.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 4, 1945
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Valerie Tressler did not mention that Virgil had a nephew - Elston Hall living
in Colleyville, Texas. Elston is the son of Alwyn Hall, a brother of Virgil. I, Elston,
was 11 years old when we got the call about Virgil being shot in Denver. We
were at our Grandmother Grace's house in Wilmore, KS. We left as soon as
possible for Denver. I remember Virgil and Mary well as our family visited Denver
each summer. Virgil's sister June and her husband Bob also lived in Denver
as well as his mother and my grandmother Disey. All of us had great times
driving in the mountains and having picnics somewhere along the drive.
I am so proud of Virgil and his service to the city of Denver.

Elston Hall

August 30, 2018

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