1966 – 2016
Paul D. Hales, age 50, passed away peacefully in his home in Carson City, NV on October 29, 2016 due to complications of pneumonia. Born on August 21, 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jan Dean Hales and Marilyn Snelson Hales,
he is the second of four children.
Paul’s greatest love was his work in law enforcement. Paul graduated top of his class from the Police Academy and began his career in American Fork, working for the Attorney General in Undercover Narcotics. He moved to the West Jordan Police Department and served as a patrol officer, volunteer firefighter, motorcycle officer (motor unit) and SWAT team. Furthering his career, he accepted a job as a Trooper with the Nevada Highway Patrol. After several years of service, Paul then accepted an assignment with the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Investigation Division (NDI). As a Detective at NDI, Paul’s assignments included Major Crimes, narcotics and the Fusion Center. He was involved in many undercover narcotic investigations, special investigations and high profile cases. Paul’s current assignment was as a Task Force Officer (Special Deputy US Marshal) at the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Paul was a well-loved public servant who was tireless in his commitment of service to others.
Paul had a kind and compassionate heart and loved to laugh. His big hugs and playful teasing made him a joy to be around. He loved getting to know people and had a special talent for putting everyone at ease. Paul loved dogs. His Boxers - Harley, Taz, Zeus and Athena meant the world to him. Paul enjoyed boating, motorcycling, collecting Star Wars paraphernalia, keeping his home, truck and yard immaculate, vacationing in Maui, cheering for the Raiders and the Nevada Wolfpack and watching NASCAR. Some of Paul’s most valued training includes teaching tactical Nerf Gun skills to his nieces and nephews, testing Tasers on his brothers, and adding love and humor to any situation. Paul is
a dearly loved son, brother, uncle and friend. He is deeply missed and always will be.
Paul is survived by his loving parents Jan and Marilyn, siblings Scott (Jill), Ron (Becky), Susan (Tim), 9 cherished nieces and nephews and his dear friend Shannon (Alex).
Friends may visit family Monday, November 14th, from 6 PM to 8 PM at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and Tuesday, November 15th from 9:45 to 10:45 at the church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11 AM at the Sterling Heights Ward, 165 West Monarch Drive, Bountiful, Utah 84010.
Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S 200 W, Bountiful, Utah