Remembering A.G. Hall, Round Rock’s First City Marshall
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. now includes the name of A.G. Hall, Round Rock’s first city marshal. The memorial commemorates Officers who have died in the line of duty. Members of the RRPD Honor Guard were on hand as his inclusion was formally dedicated at the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil on Oct. 14 in D.C.
A.G. Hall was elected city marshall in 1877, the same year the new city of Round Rock was incorporated. Tragically, he became the first lawman to have died in the line of duty in Round Rock. On March 26, 1878, he was responding to a disturbance at the Blind Tiger Saloon when a gunfight ensued and he was shot in the arm. The arm had to be amputated and it was believed he would recover from the surgery. However, on April 2, 1878, Hall died at age 26 as a result of this injury.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial also bears the name of Officer Charles Whites. In 2018, Officer Whites became the first and only line of duty death in this history of the Round Rock Police Department, which began in the late 1960s.
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