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Patrolman David T. Hancock | Montgomery Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Montgomery Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

David T. Hancock

Montgomery Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, December 11, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Hancock was shot and killed after arresting a burglary suspect at a mall which was due to open for business the following month. Patrolman Hancock was attempting to raise the prisoner screen in his patrol car when the suspect grabbed his gun and shot him in the head. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Hancock had been with the agency for 21 years.

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I was 15 at the time and lived on the other side of he mall. I will never forget your sacrifice. Thank you for your service.

Det Sgt Russ Closs
Perkasie Borough Police Dept.
December 12, 2016

 

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