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Police Officer Derek Andrew Wapato Police Department, Washington

Police Officer

Derek Andrew "Chip" Hansen

Wapato Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 24

Military veteran

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 6/1/2011

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Chip Hansen died as the result of injuries sustained in 2011 while attempting to subdue a subject who was resisting arrest.

Officer Hansen's shoulder was injured during the incident and required him to undergo surgery. A blood clot developed following the surgery which resulted in Officer Hansen suffering a pulmonary embolism.

Officer Hansen was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Wapato Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his son, fiancee, parents, and sister.

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My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so very sorry for the loss of your hero. Thank you for your dedicated service Officer Hansen. You will never be forgotten.
God Bless you all..

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012
April 8, 2015


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