Master Police Officer Bob Hall died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Officer Hall had been assigned to work at several protests between May 18th, 2020, and June 25th, 2020, in which he came in contact with other officers and members of the community.
Officer Hall had served with the Columbia Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and grandchildren.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.