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Final Arrangements Update for Officer Hall
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 19, 2019) – Funeral arrangements and other events have been finalized for Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officer Calvin Hall.
On Saturday, July 20, Police will conduct an End of Watch Ceremony for Officer Hall at exactly 8 p.m., which is when his regular shift would normally end. The ceremony will take place in the 1500 block of Brighton Road, directly in front of Zone 1.
To accommodate what is expected to be a large gathering, police will close Brighton Road from Pennsylvania Avenue to California Avenue from 7 p.m. until the ceremony ends. Additional closures include Jacksonia Street from Cameo Way to Brighton Road, Freedmore Street from Brighton Road to McCullough Street and Columbia Place and Wright Way off of Brighton Road. Port Authority buses will temporarily be re-routed during the ceremony.
On Monday, July 22 the viewing for Officer Hall will be held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family will not be present from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, July 23 the funeral and memorial service for Officer Hall will be held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Homewood Cemetery.
Officer Hall’s family has agreed that the funeral and burial will be open to the public. Media seating will be in a marked area in the balcony of Soldiers & Sailors. 
The following is a statement from the family of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer Calvin Hall:
“We would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and staff at UPMC Presbyterian who were involved in Officer Hall’s care. You worked incredibly hard to try to save his life, and for that we will be forever grateful.

“We would like to thank all of officer Hall’s extended family -- the men and women in blue. Your support, love, and kind words will be imprinted on our hearts forever.

“To Mayor William Peduto, thank you for all of your love and support.

“To Police Chief Scott Schubert, the support you and your officers have shown to Officer Hall and our family was above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you.

“We also want to thank Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich, Zone 1 Commander Christopher Ragland and Sgt. Joe Lewis, who was Officer Hall’s supervisor at Northview Heights, for your care and compassion. We will never forget all that you have done.

“We want to thank everyone at the Northview Heights Public Safety Center. Officer Hall was so proud to be a part of a unit that was truly making a difference in the community. He spoke of his fellow officers and the substation often. We will not forget you.

“To Officer Hall’s partner, Officer Reggie Eiland, there are no words that can adequately describe how grateful we are for the love, dedication and loyalty that you showed your fellow officer. You never left his side. You were there day and night, as were as so many other officers. We thank you, Officer Reggie, we thank you, Officer Joe Bucci, and we thank every other officer who showed their support, including the Chief of Police in Braddock, where Officer Hall worked before he came to Pittsburgh, who was there to support him and to offer his prayers.

“There are so many others we want to thank, including those whose names we never learned. If we have forgotten anyone, please forgive us. But know that your kindness and devotion did not go unrecognized. We thank you all for working around the clock to support officer Hall and his family.”

The family will make themselves available for media statements in the near future. However, they are not ready and continue to ask for privacy and space while they plan Officer Hall’s funeral. Those funeral arrangements will be announced once they are finalized.

Regarding the investigation: It is active and ongoing. We have no updates at this time.
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