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Officer Preston Daniel Hale

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 1947

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Officer Hale,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 12, 2023

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th 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.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 13, 2012



February 9, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

September 18, 2006

Officer Hale's son,Preston Hale Jr. currently lives in Richardson Texas and is a retired Dallas County Probation Officer.
Preston Jr.remembers when he was sixteen years old at Crozier Tech High School when two Dallas P.D. detectives got him out of class to tell him his Dad was killed that afternoon.
Officer Hale had volunteered to fly the airplane looking along small farm roads east of Dallas for a criminal that had been on the run for several days,and the police were desperate to locate him.
The airplane crashed just to the west of the intersection of Cockrell Hill Rd.and Jefferson Blvd. near a Dairy Farm.
Preston Hale Jr.has many fond memories of his Dad when his father was a motorcycle officer in the thirties.He lived on W.Amhearst and Lovers Lane in an area called "Pistol Hill," called that because so many police lived in the area. He also remembers there being Dallas Police motorcycles parked at his house many times when the officers would gather at his Dad's house for lunch or dinner.
Preston D.Hale is buried at Restland Cemetery
in Richardson Texas.
We honor Preston D.Hale these so many years years later.

Sr Cpl W.H.Croom,II
Dallas Police Department Motorcycles

May 21, 2006

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air ....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor ever eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
-- “High Flight” by John Gillespie Magee Jr. (1922-1941) --

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
Blue Skies...

Capt D. St. Clair
United States Air Force - U-2 Pilot

April 18, 2005

Thank you Preston for your dedication. We will remember you. 11/25/2003

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

November 25, 2003

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