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.
Tributes in honor of Officer Daniel A. Hale
Dan was my uncle
Uncle Dan, I will be visiting Santa Ana police Dept, shortly. I still wear your uniform patch very proudly on my riding vest. I will be making the trip from Flordia to Santa Ana via motorcycle.. I can be contacted @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Rip uncle,. Until we met again. Hard to believe it’s been 40years.