Deputy Sheriff Walter William Hannan, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Walter William Hannan, Jr.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 3, 1978

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Walter William Hannan, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Walter Hannan was killed while responding to an officer needs assistance call at the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and Domingues Street, in Carson. He and his partner were responding with their emergency equipment activated to assist another deputy who had requested assistance.

A Chevy Nova pulled in front of Deputy Hannan's patrol car, causing him to take evasive action to prevent hitting the vehicle. The patrol car struck a metal utility pole killing Deputy Hannan instantly. Deputy Hannan's partner was severely injured and was later medically retired.

Deputy Hannan was assigned to the Carson Sheriff Station.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, officer assistance

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Wally, I'll never forget the hard worker you were and the humor you displayed while you went about doing your duties and always giving one hundred percent.
You will always be remembered for the man and friend you were and will never be forgotten.
God bless!

Sgt. Ike Aguilar
L A S D Carson Station

May 2, 2021

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