Officer Frank S Hallett
End of Watch : August 25, 1920
Minneapolis Police Department
|OFFICER FRANK S. HALLETT|
Died August 25, 1920
Officers Joseph LaCroix, S.J. Lee and Hallet were patrolling on the night shift traveling on Franklin Avenue near 32nd Avenue South when they met a vehicle occupied by four males. Seeing two of the males in the back seat pull up their collars to cover their faces, the officers decided to stop the vehicle to see if the occupants were moonshiners. At 26th Avenue, Hallett jumped out of the squad car and ordered the other vehicle to stop, which it did. As Officers LaCroix and Hallett approached the car, three shots were fired from the back of the suspect vehicle. Hallett was hit in the head and killed. Officer Lee ducked behind his squad and before he could return fire, the suspects fled. Lee grabbed his sawed off shotgun and fired at the car, which was already a block away. The two officers then went after the suspects.
The suspect's car was found with bullet holes in it in a driveway at 9th Street and 12th Avenue South. The car also had a stolen license plate in it. No one was ever arrested for the murder.
Officer Hallett was 45 years old and had worked for the department since September 1, 1909. He was survived by his wife and two children. His funeral was held Friday, August 27 at the First Methodist Church at 5th Street and 9th Avenue SE. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery.
Sourced from: The book "We Will Remember"
With permission from Lisa Lovering, Author and Board of Director
MN Law Enforcement Memorial Association
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