Patrolman Virgil M. Hall

Patrolman Virgil M. Hall

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 1945

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.


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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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On Monday September 11 2017 the Denver Polie Museum and the Denver Police Department will honor Officer Hall with a sign located at the site where he lost his life. On behalf of the citizens of the City And County of Denver we wish to thank Officer Hall and his family for his sacrifice. Officer Hall's hometown of Hebron, Nebraska will have an article in the paper detailing his service. A flag will also be flown in his honor over the United States Capitol reflecting his sacrifice and service. We hope to present to flag to the Sheriff of Thayer County Nebraska for safe keeping and remembrance of this honorable man and his family

Michael Hesse
Denver Police Museum

September 2, 2017

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