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Detective Brent L. Hanger | Washington State Patrol, Washington Washington State Patrol, Washington


Brent L. Hanger

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 938

Cause: Heart attack

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Detective Brent Hanger suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking into a remote area of Chinook Pass, near Yakima, to investigate reports of a marijuana growing operation.

He began to suffer chest pains and shortness of breath. Other detectives who were with him immediately called for assistance and started CPR after he collapsed, but were unable to revive him.

Detective Hanger had served with the Washington State Patrol for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and six children.

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I met your daughter Emily and family on Sunday night while the Pembroke Pines police honor guard members guarded the wreath and they took a picture of us. My condolences to the family. Your family will be watched over by the brothers and sisters in blue.


Officer Sean Yap
Pembroke Pines Police Department
May 17, 2016


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