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Deputy Sheriff Dwight Lynn Hall

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 1979

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dwight Lynn Hall

Forty years ago your life was taken as you patrolled Ft. Myers Beach. I walked the park today named in your honor. I stranger approached and expressed his sincerest appreciation for your dedication and sacrifice. The plaque honoring you stands in the shadow of our American flag. Thank you for your courageous commitment to the citizens of Lee County. Deputy Hall, you will not be forgotten. Our prayers are that God will bless your family as they relive the loss of their Hero.

Deputy
Lee County Sheriff's Office

April 11, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2019

I'm against the death penalty for 15 year old killers, but why was he not in a more secure prison. He killed a police officer. He should be in a max security prison. I think had he been older he would have been sent to death row immediately rather than later

Citizen

August 27, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

I was not able to visit the park today that bears your name. I'm certain there were hundreds of people that spent the afternoon with their families enjoying the beach and park not understanding that there was a hero who lost his life on that very spot. May God bless your family as they reflect on this day. They can not spend this day with you, but hopefully they can truly believe you are in a better place looking down on us. Thank you are mere words, and they do not even come close to expressing how we feel. You are not forgotten, your legacy will live on. Rest In Peace Brother and God Bless your family.

Deputy
Lee County Sheriff's Office

April 11, 2015

Today on the 35 year of your passing I Thank You for your service. May you rest in peace.
The coward who took your life should of been on Death Row from the start, Not 12 years later for another murder.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

April 11, 2014

Today marks 34 years brother. You are not forgotten. The flag still flies above your memoral with your image and name for visitors to our beach to see. May your family be comforted in knowing that your ultimate sacrifice has not gone without recognition. You are a hero. Rest in Peace!

Deputy
Lee County Sheriff's Office

April 11, 2013

While I am not able to stop by the park today, I walked your foot steps yesterday. I stood and viewed the plaque placed in your honor. Our flag flies high and I watched as many visitors to the park bearing your name enjoyed their freedom. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. I share your story with the trainees who aspire to become a member of our fine agency and convey to them what it means to be dedicated to this profession. May your family take pride in you and your dedication and sacrifice. God bless your family and be with them as they relive this day. You are not forgotten!

Deputy
Lee County Sheriff's Office

April 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 11, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Hall, we will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

April 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Hall. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

It was so many years ago that Lynn & I worked together at Clearwater, FL PD. I'm in another state now, and will soon retire after 33 years in law enforcement -- both as an officer and a telecommunicator. I will always feel that those in law enforcement are my brothers & sisters, and I will be praying for all of them nationwide. When they are killed, it is normally a violent death; and I am appalled that a levee break makes news for days, while an officer's death barely makes more than the local news. Americans should be furious at the slaughter of these courageous men & women. If bank tellers or convenience store clerks were the victims, instead of officers, there would be nationwide outrage and lobbying for immediate action from lawmakers. It should be mandatory that at least one state representative, one ACLU figurehead activist & one NAACP figurehead activist respond to the scene immediately. They need to continually see the effects of violence against officers. Photos wont' drive the point home like being at the scene does. Both need a reality check of the high cost of crime fighting. May the friends and family of Lynn find comfort in the thought that he is always remembered, and may the God of all Comfort continue to sustain them as they cherish his memory. God bless all of you.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

May 13, 2011

As I stopped in the park bearing your name today, I am reminded of the ultimate sacrifice you paid. You sir are not forgotten! Your plaque stands beneath our flag looking out over the Gulf. While many visitors to the beach may not know the meaning behind the name "Lynn Hall Park", every shift I stop here on patrol I am reminded that we must live our lives for all they are worth. I pray that your family finds peace in knowing that you watching over them from a better place.

Deputy
Deputy L.C.S.O.

April 11, 2011

Time has not healed the pain in the hearts of those left behind to pick up the pieces and move forward. We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

April 11, 2011

I worked for the Lee County Sheriff's Office and was on Lynn's shift and working on this terrible night. I will never forget that night. Lynn was an excellent deputy. Having to stand honor guard at his viewing seeing first hand the suffering his wife was going through brought the entire platoon to tears. My prayers and best wishes continue to be with his family.

Lt. L. Chamberlain II - Retired
Margate P.D.

April 15, 2010

I was awoke from sleep that night by a telephone ringing which called me out....then later being there at the scene that night and the next day at the arrest of a slight, 100#, 15 yr old man-child who took advantage of a soft spot for kids in one of the toughest guys I ever worked with altered me forever, I immediately flashback and think about you whenever the phone awakens me from a sleep...........
a memorial and a park will never be enough for you...

WILLNEVERFORGET...........

December 6, 2009

YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 5, 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
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

October 3, 2007

Today, on the anniversary of your death I worked in the park which now bears your name. You are in our thoughts and prayers and I hope you can rest in peace.

SCZ
LCSO

April 11, 2007

Deputy Hall, you are a true hero, and you will never be forgotten. My son is applying to an area Police Department here in Florida and is taking his final tests this week. We visited the "Lynn Hall Memorial Park" today, tragically on the this anniversary of your brutal attack. God Bless you my brother, may peace be with your family.

Police Officer Dan Davis
Southfield (Michigan) Police Dept

April 11, 2007

I knew Lynn when we both worked at Clearwater, Florida PD. He had been there for years prior to transferring to Lee County.I was stunned that this happened to him and still find it difficult to comprehend, even after all these years. He was a good officer, a senior officer, a careful officer -- and he was my friend. I think of him often. I want his other friends and family to know that he hasn't ever been forgotten. I tell his tragic story to other officers that they may learn from it; that his death may not have been in vain. I trust that the peace of God continues to sustain his loved ones until they meet again.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 23, 2006

Deputy Hall,
I find it so extremely sad that nothing has been said about you in a reflection and how your agency and community has obviously forgotten your sacrifice. I wish that I could have been there as your "back up" the night your young life was taken from you. May you continue to rest in peace deputy and god speed...

Deputy Sheriff Adam R. Hobbs
Polk County Sheriff's Office

December 30, 2004

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