Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life in prison
Patrolman John Hardy was shot and killed when he made a traffic stop. He was in the process of arresting the driver of the vehicle on outstanding warrants when the passenger of the vehicle walked up behind him and shot him in the head point-blank with a .45 caliber handgun.
The suspect was apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Hardy had been with the department for 2 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.