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Police Officer Daniel Allan Hale

Santa Ana Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 12, 1977

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Allan Hale

Irrespective of what region, state, or country ect., No law enforcement officer killed, especially in the line of duty should be forgotten.
Rest In Peace. SALUTE!

PO ADAMS
NYPD 46 PCT

December 16, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

November 12, 2009

Dan, you and I both began our career's with the Berkeley
Police Department on Aug. 16, 1967. I left for the Redwood
City Police Department, where I worked until I retired in 2000. I was at a Auto Theft School when I was told by
another former Berkeley officer that you had been shot in
the line of duty, while you were working for Santa Ana PD.
You are one of five officers I had worked with who ended up being shot to death. Every time another officer is
killed, I think of you and the other four fellow officers
who were killed. Police officers are underappreciated.

Ron

Ron Rogers, retired
Berkeley PD then Redwood Ckity PD

February 4, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

November 26, 2007

No fellow Southern Californian law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Hale, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

November 12, 2007

Dan, I was still in the Academy when you got killed. My whole class went to your funeral. I never forgot seeing all those black and whites in the procession going northbound on the 405 after the services at the Cathedral in Garden Grove. I never forgot your name. God bless.

Police Officer Sammy Zavala
Rialto Police Dept-Retired

October 21, 2007

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 20, 2007

May you Rest in peace and may Our Lord Bless your loved ones.

November 12, 2006

rest in peace

May 26, 2006

This Officer's service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

A Citizen

May 22, 2006

Sometimes I look at the past memorials and it saddens me to see so few have made comments. You sacrificed so much for your community and are a true hero.

February 23, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 28, 2004

Your family has become a part of ours. How sad that we never knew you; but from the stories and experiences they have shared, you were truly admirable and a caring husband & father. You now share Heaven with our brother Tyler, and you will not be forgotten. Such a tragic loss so early in life. Though many words have not been written, you continue to be a part of us.

Lorie & Deron Pinchot

December 14, 2004

Dan....no fallen officer on the ODMP should be without a reflection. Thank you for your service & God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 18, 2004

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