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, 20, was convicted of murder and an unrelated armed robbery and sentenced to life in prison. On July 11, 1957, his sentence was commuted to 25 years to life, making him eligible for parole in 18 months.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Patrolman Hall,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of a Denver. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 5, 2020

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