Senior Police Officer Mark Hall died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Officer Hall was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.
Officer Hall’s son graduated from the New Orleans police academy and was sworn in the day after Officer Hall’s death. His son was issued his badge number.
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.