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Officer Alvin Duane Hallum

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 21, 1975

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Reflections for Officer Alvin Duane Hallum

Dear Capt Bragg Jr. Dallas PD
Thank you for that extremely kind and moving reflection of my dad. Your message was received and I am thankful to you for that. My dad was in the guard, was a airplane pilot, had his masters degree in history, was a 32nd degree mason and just all around great human and only 29. He had so much more ahead of him. His brutal murder changed the entire course of our families lives forever. RIP dad

Son, Brian Duane Hallum

February 4, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 21, 2020

Duane and I watched the Three Stooges in the lounge are of the locker room at the SE station before detail briefing that morning. About 3 hours later Duane was dead and his FTO Barry Whisenhunt was critically injured. Duane and I had only known one another for several days before he was killed, but I was looking forward to a long friendship before the tragedy. It's been many years since that day, but I am sure I will remember him the rest of my life. He certainly seemed to be a wonderful young man.

Retired Chief of Police
Flower Mound Texas PD

Ex Dallas Officer

June 11, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hallum.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2019


The years continue to roll by and I still think about the short time we shared before you were taken from us.

Captain Jack R Bragg Jr

August 22, 2018

You're never forgotten. As a former DPD officer, I'm always proud of those who served before me and led the way. Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

August 21, 2017

Duane and I were hired on the same day (November 4, 1974), at the same time (approximately 1:32 PM) and a coin was tossed to see who would be senior....Duane won and wore Badge No. 3660 while I wore No. 3661. Duane was a good man, husband, friend, Brother Mason and Officer.....and he is not forgotten.

Sr. Cpl - Traffic A&I (Rtd.) Jim Moore
Dallas Police Department

August 21, 2017

It has been over forty years since that dreadful day. You are not forgotten and will forever be in my thoughts.

Detective (Retired) Barry Whisenhunt
Dallas Police Department

September 5, 2016

Rest In Peace Dalla Police Officer Alvin Duane Hallum. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

To all the folks with such kind words, thank you. My dad was an amazing person. In the short time he had here on earth he accomplished so much and made such a lasting impact on so many. Dad was a loving husband and father, son and brother, an airplane pilot, a deputy Sherriff, a National Guardsman, 32nd degree mason, Received his masters degree in history, an avid sportsman, went to state for H.S. basketball and a Dallas Police officer which he was most proud of. He accomplished all of this by the time he was 29 years old. I have done my best to follow his example. I am now 40 with my own son, daughter and wife. Life has continued for those left behind but we still remember and the tears still fall. I am so proud of him. Rest in peace and honor always dad, your loving son, Brian.

Brian Duane Hallum

April 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2013

my father is james ray mcenturff. my parents named me after officer hallum some 35 years ago. i was born in Oct 75 and i have done my best to live in honor of officer hallum name.

Alvin Duane McEnturff

July 20, 2011



November 25, 2010

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 5, 2008

Al Hallum received his state certification as a police officer at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, KS, when he was a Deputy Sheriff for the Crawford Co. S.O., Pittsburgh, Kansas, following a four week term in June, 1972. I also attended that session and we became friends during that brief time. I knew him to be a friendly, conscientious, and dedicated police officer and a decent human being.

Former Deputy Sheriff S. Buchmann
Clay Co. S.O., Clay Center, KS

July 6, 2005

I never had the opportunity to meet A.D. Hallum. I was a public service officer at Dallas PD, assigned to the traffic division. I recall the day this happened. The following day I heard a lot of the "old heads" talking about it. I hung on every word of the story about how Officer Hallum and his partner fought with all that was in them. It made such an impression on me. I vowed that if I ever became an officer I would do my best to honor such fine officers as Officer Hallum.
I went on to become an officer at the Irving Police Department and spent the next 27 years as a patrolman on the streets....approximately half of that time as a motor jockey. During those years I attended so many police funerals around the state that I couldn't begin to count them all. There are certain ones that stand out in one's memory. Officer Ronald Baker from Dallas; Officer Aubrey Hawkins from Irving; Officer John Chase from Dallas; Texas Rangers Bobby Doherty and Stan Guffey. Guys like them as well as A.D. Hallum will always be on my heart. True heroes they are. It's only by God's grace that I made it to retirement.
I pray for the families and co-workers of Officer A.D. Hallum. May God's wonderful peace and endless blessings be with them.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

April 14, 2005


Dear friend I bought a new pistol the other day, it was like the one you were carrying that tragic day. It brought back a flood of memories. I made a little money on the deal and I was going to keep it but after a few days, it was too painful, I must of recounted your tragic loss a dozen times so I traded it on a shotgun.

Its been a rough year, Mom's in heaven now, so I am sure she is still fussing over you. I remember eating lunch at mother's table during the police academy and the way she fussed over you, Pete, James and many others whom she was glad to feed and love as her own. I recall your admonishments about wearing a vest, buying good equipment and other little things you learned while serving as a Kansas Highway Patrolman. I recall your beautiful wife and fine young son when they were happy and I still feel the pain of being present when Pete explained daddy wasn't coming home, I tried to help but the words were frozen in my heart and .... well you know I did the best I could.

Time moves on and I have not heard from your wife or son in many years (twenty), I would love to tell your son what a wonderful, caring, professional, kind, considerate, industrious, positive, Christian man you were; a role model for those of us junior to you in age and experience, your classmates truly looked up to you and the advice and wisdom you shared has lasted three decades.

Christmas Eve, thirty years later, it's your wonderful smile, great sense of humor, and kind nature that burn the brightest in my memory.

God Bless you old friend, your still sorely missed.

Captain Jack R. Bragg Jr.
Dallas Police Department

December 24, 2003

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