Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # 24
Cause: Duty related illness
Incident Date: 6/1/2011
Offender: Not available
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.