Retired officer, veteran in Abilene battling ‘uncommon’ heart condition


    Ron Hall

    A Buffalo Gap man who worked in law enforcement for 22-years and served in the military is battling an “uncommon” heart condition.

    Ron Hall woke up Sunday on his 50th birthday thinking he was having a heart attack. He was rushed to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene where doctors discovered it was not a heart attack, but an aortic dissection.

    The Mayo Clinic says an aortic dissection is a “relatively uncommon” and “serious condition in which the inner layer of the aorta, the large blood vessel branching off the heart, tears.”

    Hall has survived a couple of surgeries and his family is hoping for the best. They have set up a GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses.

    According to his brother, Hall and his wife have eight kids, including four foster children. They moved to Buffalo Gap about five years ago when he retired. His son Casey plays football for Jim Ned High School.

    During his time law enforcement, Paul Hall said his brother was police chief in Bertram, a deputy for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and that he also worked for the Attorney General’s Office. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy.

    Before that, Hall served four years in the Army.

    If you would like to thank Hall for his service and help the family, click here to make a donation.

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