Trooper George L. Hanna

Trooper George L. Hanna

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, February 26, 1983

George L. Hanna

Trooper George Hanna was shot and killed while searching three subjects during a traffic stop near the intersection of Route 12 and Route 20 in Auburn, Massachusetts.

Unbeknownst to Trooper Hanna, the three men had been searching for a local business to rob. As he found a weapon on the first man the second man pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and shot Trooper Hanna. All three subjects were arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

The George Hanna Award was named in honor of Trooper Hanna and is the highest medal a Massachusetts law enforcement officer can receive.

Trooper Hanna had served with the Massachusetts State Police for nine years and was assigned to C Troop. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Today, February 26, 2017, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper George L. Hanna on this his 34th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 26, 2017

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