PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Police conducted an End of Watch Ceremony at 8 p.m. on Saturday for fallen officer Calvin Hall.
Police said they picked that time because that was when Officer Hall's regular shift would end.
The family of Officer Hall was flanked by fellow brothers and sisters in blue as many shed tears during the service. It featured dispatchers reading out over the radio Hall's badge number was out of service.
Ceremonial bagpipes played and after the last radio call, officers in tears found comfort in each other.
"Especially when the last call was coming over the speaker, I started to tear up," Ben Talik described.
Officer Calvin Hall’s cruiser is parked in front of Zone 1. Bunting is draped over the entrance along with a wreath honoring him. His end of watch ceremony will begin around 8pm @WPXI pic.twitter.com/nP0vHCVbbm— Amy Hudak (@amy_hudak) July 20, 2019
Officer Calvin Hall's funeral will be held on Tuesday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.
Final arrangements for Officer Calvin Hall are as follows:— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) July 19, 2019
Saturday, July 20 ➡️ End of Watch Ceremony at @PghZone1
Monday, July 22 ➡️ Viewing at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
Tuesday, July 23 ➡️ Funeral and memorial service pic.twitter.com/ZyQ2p8DLZR
The ceremony and other events follow the shooting of Officer Hall when he was off duty in Homewood. Hall, 36, was at a house on Monticello Street visiting friends when he was shot three times in the back according to investigators. He died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital several days later.
A person of interest in the shooting death of Officer Hall was taken into custody on unrelated charges.
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