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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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Guard Frank B. Hanger Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Thursday, October 6, 1932

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
October 6, 2017

 

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