PITTSBURGH, PA (July 17, 2020) — The following is a statement from the family of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer Calvin Hall:
“It has been one year since our loved one was abruptly taken from us, and not a day goes by that we do not mourn him. The pain is just as present today as it was a year ago. His death represents so many others who are gone too soon, gone due to the unnecessary violence that continues to plague our communities.
“We are still trying to process what happened and why. But we remain in constant hope that justice will be served, not only for Calvin but for all who have lost their lives at the hands of others due to ignorance, hatred, and prejudice.
“The Hall Family would like to thank the Pittsburgh Police and the city of Pittsburgh for standing in solidarity to combat racial inequities. We would also like to thank Mayor William Peduto, Braddock Police, Point Park University Police, and the Housing Authority for keeping Calvin’s legacy alive.
“We are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers during these trying times. Thank you, and be safe.”
Officer Hall was shot in the early morning hours of July 14, 2019. He died from his injuries July 17, 2019. As the investigation is ongoing, Pittsburgh Police will have no further comment on his murder. But we will continue to pray for Officer Hall’s family, and to be ever thankful that the PBP was blessed, albeit briefly, with Calvin’s presence.