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Guard Frank B. Hanger | Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

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Frank B. Hanger

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, October 6, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 10/2/1932

Weapon: Blunt object; Iron pipe

Offender: Executed in 1933

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Guard Frank Hanger succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when one of four inmates struck him on the head with an iron bar as they attempted to escape from the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio.

The inmate who struck Guard Hanger and another inmate were sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on November 23, 1933. The third inmate was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one to 20 years. The fourth inmate was tried and acquitted.

Guard Hanger was survived by his wife. He is buried at Mount View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81st anniversary of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, O
October 6, 2013

 

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