Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Police Officer Mark Albert Hall, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Reflections for Senior Police Officer Mark Albert Hall, Sr.

Doesn't seem a day goes by without thinking about you Mark. You really were so much fun and a great friend. I'm so glad I was able to work with you before I retired. It made the time go by so fast with the fun we had. We really miss you!

Derek Canatella
Retired NOPD

May 11, 2022

Rest in peace Senior Officer Hall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2022

We had so much fun in the 8th District before I retired. You made everyone feel like family with your warmth and humor. You are truly missed. I'm thankful that we got to work together. Blessings to you and your family.

Derek Canatella
Retired NOPD

July 16, 2021

Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always and watch over your son from above. May God Bless you, your son and your entire family as well as the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 30, 2021

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

Thank You for your contribution to our Country, and Thank You to your Family for their sacrifices. I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

June 7, 2020

Thank you for your service, Sir. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family now and the days ahead.

Carla Bringier-Mason
Sister of an NOPD Officer of 28+ years

June 4, 2020

I just found out about Mark's death. I'm in disbelief and devastated. When he lived in Texas, we worked together. He would always brag about his fishing skills and adventures. We had some good times and good memories. I give him credit, he could cook. I truly will miss him. I pray for strength for his beautiful family.

Sylvester Brown

May 31, 2020

Rest in peace Ofc. Hall. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the NOPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 21, 2020

To the family of Senior Police Officer Mark Hall, Sr. friends, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson and the New Orleans Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4.... You are loved!

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

May 17, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 14, 2020

Brother Hall, thank you for your lifetime commitment to the communities that you served. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department - Illinois

May 14, 2020

RIP Senior Officer Hall. Thank you for your service to the country and the citizens of New Orleans

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 13, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends. May the peace of God be upon each and everyone.

Soon God will once again display his love with all those who seek righteousness and  peace like our Hero. There is no better place to keep the remembrance of our love ones, than  in our Lords perfect mind.

  Please read in your Bible: Malachi 3:16. But there is hope for our loved ones that have passed away. Please read Apocalypse 21:4 and Acts 24:15.

Petty Officer (Disabled Veteran) Angelo
US Navy Veteran

May 12, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Senior Police Officer Mark Hall, Sr. and the extended law enforcement family of the New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana.


End of Watch Thursday, April 30, 2020


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

May 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Senior Officer Hall, Sr. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New Orleans Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 11, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Officer Hall.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 11, 2020

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 10, 2020

Thank you Officer Hall Sr., for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Louisiana. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

May 10, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

May 9, 2020

Officer Hall,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 9, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Hall and the New Orleans Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Hall, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 9, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

May 9, 2020

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