The community in Shannon Hills mourns the loss of their former Police Chief, Bobby Hale after he was trapped in a house fire late Wednesday night. The Shannon Hills Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 11000 block of Charlotte Drive after call came in about 9:30 p.m. Several other Fire Departments joined the scene, including Northeast Saline, Crystal, Alexander, Bryant and Collegeville.
Captain William McCullar of SHFD stated that “On arrival Shannon Hills Engine 1 reported heavy fire through the roof. An initial attack was made while simultaneously searching the residence.”
The cause of ignition and cause of death are being investigated by Arkansas State Police. Hale was 52 and he and wife Kim have two children. According to Shannon Hills Mayor Mike Kemp, the home and everything in it is a total loss. There is a GoFundMe account where you can donate to help the family with expenses. Click here: https://www.gofundme.com/prayers-for-kim-hale