Fallen

In Memoriam Deputy Inspector General Richard Hale

(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)

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
(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)

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Patrick Sharkey

Pat Sharkey earned an associate's Degree at Kellogg Community College and was hired by the Battle Creek Township Police Department as a dispatcher. Pat was then hired by the Michigan State Police and was initially assigned to the Capitol Security Detail. Eight years later, he attended the 98th Trooper Recruit School. Pat served as a trooper for the remainder of his career serving at State Police Posts in Erie, Sandusky, Northville, Flat Rock, Bridgeport, Ypsilanti, and Caro areas of Michigan. He attended Michigan State University’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Program and was certified as an expert witness in several Michigan courts. Pat retired in 2010 after 35 years of public service. He is a correspondent for Law Enforcement Today and enjoys hunting, target shooting, and (most of all) sailing.

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