Guard Frank B. Hanger

Guard Frank B. Hanger

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, October 6, 1932

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Frank B. Hanger

Guard Frank Hanger succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when one of four inmates struck him on the head with an iron bar as they attempted to escape from the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio.

The inmate who struck Guard Hanger and another inmate were sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on November 23rd, 1933. The third inmate was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one to 20 years. The fourth inmate was tried and acquitted.

Guard Hanger had served with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. He was survived by his wife.

He is buried at Mount View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 2, 1932
  • Weapon Blunt object; Iron pipe
  • Offender Executed in 1933

escape attempt, prisoner custody

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Guard Frank B. Hanger of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 6, 2023

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