P.O. Samuel P. Hall #5190

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Name: Hall, Samuel P.
Star: 5190
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Task Force Area 1
End of Watch: 30 September 1962
Incident Details: Police Officer Samuel Hall, 33, was a 7-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to Task Force – Area 1. On September 30, 1962, Officer Hall and his partner, Bishop Pamon, were on patrol near 36th Street and Wabash Avenue. The officers heard a gunshot ring out from 36th and State Streets and rushed to the scene. As they approached the area, they saw a suspicious man, Alva Perkins, rapidly walking through the intersection. Perkins opened fire and shot a volley of shots into the squad car. Officer Hall was shot twice. Officer Pamon was able to exit the squad car and fatally wound Perkins, 55. Officer Hall was transported to Michael Reese Hospital where he died in the early hours of October 1.

Officer Hall’s funeral mass was held at Cosmopolitan Community Church and laid to rest in Lincoln Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Frances; sons, Samuel Jr., and Edward; daughter, Maureen; and his three siblings.