Police Officer Derek Andrew "Chip" Hansen

Police Officer Derek Andrew "Chip" Hansen

Wapato Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Derek Andrew "Chip" Hansen

Police Officer Chip Hansen died as the result of injuries sustained in 2011 while attempting to subdue a subject who was resisting arrest.

Officer Hansen's shoulder was injured during the incident and required him to undergo surgery. A blood clot developed following the surgery which resulted in Officer Hansen suffering a pulmonary embolism.

Officer Hansen was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Wapato Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his son, fiancee, parents, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 24
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 1, 2011
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Hansen,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not justvfor your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Haiti. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 8, 2019

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