Connecticut State Trooper First Class Kenneth Ray Hall, 57, of Hartford, beloved husband of Sheila Lorraine (Ramsey) Hall, died in the line of duty on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 15, 1953, son of Rosa Lee (Murray) Hall of Willingboro, New Jersey and the late Curly B. Hall, he was raised in Alabama and New Jersey and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Willingboro, New Jersey.
After high school, Kenneth enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served during Vietnam as a sniper. Upon his discharge after 13 years of service, he attended the Connecticut State Police Academy and graduated on September 2, 1988 and began his career as a Connecticut State Trooper at Troop L in Litchfield. In 1990, Ken was transferred to Troop D, and then in 1992, he was transferred to Troop E where he served in patrol operations. In 1993, he was promoted to Trooper First Class and served in Central District Traffic and Traffic Services Unit. He also served at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy as an adjunct instructor and was assigned to many specialized details including Presidential details and other VIP protection assignments.
Ken loved his work and was very proud to be a United States Marine and a Connecticut State Trooper. In his spare time, he loved being outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was passionate about physical fitness and was a competitive power lifter while serving in the Marines and was known as “Suntan Superman”. During his career, he won over 100 trophies for power lifting and broke several records. Ken also excelled in martial arts and was a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
While at home, he enjoyed playing Blues and Jazz music on his guitar, cooking and grilling for his family and friends and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a member of the. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Tower Avenue in Hartford, and participated in mission work all over the Hartford area.