Park Guard Vincent A. Hanley

Park Guard Vincent A. Hanley

Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, November 26, 1921

Vincent A. Hanley

Guard Vincent Hanley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three car thieves at 16th Street and Parkway. Guard Hanley was on patrol when he observed the men drive by in a suspicious manner. He commandeered a car at 15th Street and Parkway and was able to get the suspect's vehicle to stop at 16th Street. When Guard Hanley asked the driver for his license the man pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest twice.

The suspect was apprehended after the two other occupants of the vehicle informed officers where they could find him. He was convicted of Guard Hanley's murder and subsequently executed on July 31, 1922.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1922

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninety- first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 13, 2012

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