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Deputy Sheriff Daniel Stanley Hansford | Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Florida Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Daniel Stanley Hansford

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, November 17, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Daniel Hansford was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escaped prisoner. The suspect opened fire on Deputy Hansford with a shotgun, striking him in the head. The man fled the scene but was arrested, convicted of Deputy Hansford's murder, and sentenced to life.

Deputy Hansford was survived by his expectant wife, two children, parents, and five siblings. He is buried at Chipola Cemetery in Altha, Florida.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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