Deputy Inspector General Richard Hale died in a vehicle crash on May 9, 2018.
Deputy Inspector General Hale was 46 years old and is survived by his wife and eight children. He joined the Texas Juvenile Justice Department - Office of Inspector General and previously served with the Decatur Police Department.
We started our Give Blue Fundraiser to support the family and community of Decatur, Texas. We send our deepest thanks to everyone that took part and continues to wear their Thin Blue Line Bracelet in honor of Deputy Inspector General Hale.
“When you worked with Richard you never had to worry about your back because he had your six,” Wright said. - Lt. Gerald Wright of the Decatur Police Department, Wise County Messenger
A total donation of $322.54 was made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as requested by the family.
God bless you, Richard Hale. May you rest in peace.
To read more about Thin Blue Line USA's efforts to support our nation's fallen officers, please click here.