Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 27 years
Badge # 650
Cause: Automobile accident
Captain Robert Hansel was killed in an automobile accident while en route to conduct an interview regarding a narcotics investigation. His patrol car struck the back of a coal truck on U.S. 119 in the town of Dione.
Captain Hansel had served with the Lynch Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Harlan Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and mother.