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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

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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Today, your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor and remember you on this your 26th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that your memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police
February 26, 2015

 

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