Chief Inspector General Forrest Mitchell of the State of Texas, Department of Juvenile Justice, sadly reports the death of Deputy Inspector General Richard Hale.

Inspector Hale, 46, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a two vehicle crash. Hale was returning to the Gainesville area from a meeting with prosecuting attorneys in Decatur. While traveling his vehicle was struck head on by a semi-truck.

Troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety and their Crash Reconstruction Team are investigating the collision.

Richard Hale worked in the law enforcement community for 16 years. Originally, he served the Decatur Police Department for nine years prior to his service with the State of Texas, Department of Juvenile Justice. His wife and eight children survive him.

Deputy Inspector General Richard Hale is gone, but will never be forgotten.

EOW: Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Richard Hale

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