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Trooper George L. Hanna | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper

George L. Hanna

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Saturday, February 26, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/26/1983

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Trooper George Hanna was shot and killed while searching three suspects during a traffic stop 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 suspects 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.

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Still miss you George. You will always be my hero. I was so blessed to have you as my best friend. I will never forget that day in February when I received that horrible news. We will hang out together again someday good buddy. You Do Do, Mick and me. Love you forever.

Paul

Paul Murphy
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April 16, 2014

 

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