Daniel A. Hale, was a thirty-one year old Santa Ana Police Officer who died of a gun shot wound inflicted on November 12, 1977. Officer Hale, a ten year veteran of the department, had responded to a burglary in progress call at a local residence. While searching the interior of the house he was shot by the suspect(s). Both subjects were shot by other officers and died of their wounds.
Officer Hale is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.