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Patrolman Jon Roy Hardy | Gillette Police Department, Wyoming Gillette Police Department, Wyoming

Patrolman

Jon Roy Hardy

Gillette Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 20, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .223 caliber

Offender: Deceased

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Patrolman Jon Hardy was shot and killed in an ambush after responding to the scene of a residential burglary.

He was shot as he returned to his patrol car after checking a house. The subject used a .223 calibre Kar 15 that he had converted to fully automatic.

The man later died when pipe bombs he was making exploded.

Patrolman Hardy was survived by his two children.

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I was thinking about Jon today. I was at the WLEA on the day that this event occurred and myself and Marty Peterson hurried back to assist in anyway possible. Whenever I think about my time on the Gillette PD, I always think of Jon and his friendship. Jon Hardy, your contribution to the City of Gillette will never be forgotten.

Former Patrolman Andrew Allan
Former Patrolman Gillette PD
September 23, 2016

 

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