Officer Alvin Duane Hallum

Officer Alvin Duane Hallum

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 21, 1975

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Alvin Duane Hallum

Officer Alvin Hallum was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle used in an extortion offense.

The suspect came out firing, wounding Officer Hallum's partner. Officer Hallum returned fire, emptying his weapon. As he took cover behind a car and reloaded his weapon the suspect ran up and shot him in the head. The suspect then led other officers on a chase before stopping to shoot at other officers. He was killed in return gunfire.

Officer Hallum had been with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 3660

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Duane and I watched the Three Stooges in the lounge are of the locker room at the SE station before detail briefing that morning. About 3 hours later Duane was dead and his FTO Barry Whisenhunt was critically injured. Duane and I had only known one another for several days before he was killed, but I was looking forward to a long friendship before the tragedy. It's been many years since that day, but I am sure I will remember him the rest of my life. He certainly seemed to be a wonderful young man.

Retired Chief of Police
Flower Mound Texas PD

Ex Dallas Officer

June 11, 2020

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