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Officer Thomas Hanna | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California


Thomas Hanna

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, January 23, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Hanna was shot and killed after responding to a report of a burglary in progress. Officer Hanna responded to 801 Miramar Avenue after a neighbor of the house called to report a burglary in progress. When he arrived the suspect fled out the rear of the house and Officer Hanna gave chase. He was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the suspects. Officer Hanna shot one suspect five times, but that suspect was still able to escape.

Two months after Officer Hanna was killed the San Francisco Police Department purchased its first bloodhound. It was believed that the suspects, who escaped into a forest, would have been captured had a bloodhound been available.

Officer Hanna was survived by his wife and three children.

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Sincere respect for my grandfather whom I never knew. It is an honor to have your name which is carried on by two sons a daughter and eight grandchildren of my wife Kathleen and I.

Barry E. Hanna
May 15, 2012


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