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New Hero Search Robert Van Hall Jr.
- Dec. 05, 1980 -
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New York State Police Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 05, 1980
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New York State Police
7140 Republic Airport  
Farmingdale, NY   11735   USA
(631)756-3300
County: Nassau
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Investigator
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Duties: Assigned to the Troop "E" Narco Squad

Bio: Investigator VanHall was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Green Berets before joining the Division of State Police.

Survived by:
Wife
and 14-year-old daughter.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Corning, NY   USA   Fri. Dec. 05, 1980
Summary: Investigator Robert Van Hall was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest two brothers for trafficking cocaine and marijuana.

Assigned to the Troop "E" Narco Squad, Investigator VanHall and his partner were about to arrest two brothers on East Market Street in the City of Corning for trafficking in cocaine and marijuana.

Investigator Van Hall was a passenger in an unmarked State Police car which was struck by the wanted subjects as they tried to elude arrest. Investigator Van Hall, unable to exit his vehicle, was shot through the passenger window with a double barreled shotgun.

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