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Sergeant Earl Alison Hall

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 4, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant Earl Alison Hall

Twenty years ago I was stunned and found myself in tears at the news, Earl.

Remembered our posting as “roomies” in Theft and your visual aids, used to demonstrate to a victim that she was important to you but had to wait her turn in light of our massive case loads. Seeing the look on her face as you ceremoniously dumped pile after pile of folders on the floor was … well, perfection. And perfectly Earl.

Remembered you telling me, “f*** it, roomie. It’s time to promote.” And promote we did. Sergeancy agreed with us both. Unfortunately, you “retired” first. I’d have loved to have a joint party with you when I left in 2006, but such is life.

Well, partner, I’ll see you when I see you.


Sgt. Stephen G. Nichols
Austin PD

June 1, 2022

Rest in peace Sergeant Hall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 3, 2021

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

March 5, 2017


I ran across this while trying to find information about your Father (work related). It brought tears to my eyes. Things like this always do. I too have experienced what you have went through. I hope that you have found solace. May your parents, both rest in peace.

Abigail Donovan

February 19, 2016

Dad, sorry it took so long for me to leave one of theses reflections. I don't ever write on theses things much, It's not macho and I have a reputation to maintain (Just Kidding). As you know Mom is now with you. I just want you to know she lived each day loving you and not letting go of your memory. She continued to work with APD in various roles taking care of the men and women that serve there and in turn they took care of her and continually showed their concern after your passing and up until hers. Thank you both for being great parents and good role models. I'll see you again someday when my time comes. Until then Don't worry about us we are all taken care of. Your influence is still felt today. The Officers you worked with still tell me stories and remember you fondly. And no I did not follow your advise I still became a cop. Thank you for showing me that there is no greater honor than serving people and fighting for them in their time of need and I will do my best to maintain the honor it is to be a Hall and in the profession of Law enforcement. I love you Dad say hello to mom for me.

Patrol Officer Matthew Hall

January 8, 2016

Janice Hall passed away January 6th, 2016. May they both rest in peace.

Sgt Smith
Austin PD

January 8, 2016

13 years, where has the time gone? I miss you more than ever. So many things to tell you.

Janice Hall

March 4, 2015

Earl, I sure do miss you buddy. Great times on the APA board together and fishing trips to the coast with JD. Hope you are enjoying Heaven and if I get to go to Heaven I will see you there. May God rest your soul till we see each other again.

Chief Mike Lummus
Lockhart PD

January 16, 2015

Merry Christmas Earl - You are missed more than ever this year

Janice Hall

December 24, 2013

Happy 62nd birthday. Hard to believe it has been so long. It is hard to watch the world go by as if nothing has happened sometimes. Til we meet again.


November 21, 2013

11 years have gone by and you are still very much in my thoughts every day - we have grand daughter #2 now and she is named after you. She even has your serious scowl.

Janice Hall

March 4, 2013

happy 61st birthday. You are still remembered by many, and loved by me - Jan

janice Hall

November 22, 2012

Happy 36th Anniversary

Janice - Spouse

March 20, 2012

Thanks for your 29 years of services, Earl.


March 4, 2012

Happy 60th Birthday Earl

Janice Hall

November 22, 2011

Happy Birthday - today you would have been 59. Miss you more with each passing day

Janice Hall

November 22, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 4, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over them for I know they think of you every day and will continue to do so for as long as they walk this earth. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 4, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 4, 2009



March 3, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 30, 2008

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord ever bless your loved ones.

March 4, 2007

God bless you and your family Sergeant Hall.

Austin P.D Cadet from 112th

February 2, 2007

Tomorrow would have been your 55th birthday. This has been a week of losses and I miss you more than ever. Til we meet again....Jan

Janice Hall

November 21, 2006

Earl you were truly a Cops Cop, you never backed down from anything or anyone either on the streets or the powers-that-be when you were standing up for your troops. Additionally, the love and devotion you had for your family was always obvious. You were, and in our memories will always be the best.

Sergeant Dan Armstrong
Austin Police Department

April 8, 2006

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