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Police Officer Bruce Hanley | Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

Police Officer

Bruce Hanley

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Saturday, December 13, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 113

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 11/19/1982

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Police Officer Bruce Hanley collapsed while chasing a suspect on September 19, 1982, after rupturing a lung wall. After collapsing Officer Hanley lapsed into a coma which he stayed in for 15 years until his death on December 12, 1997. The Waterbury Police Department kept Officer Hanley as a member of the department while he was in the coma.

Officer Hanley had served with the agency for only 1 year at the time of the incident. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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RIP Officer, what a great department, keeping you on until your untimely death.

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August 8, 2013


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