Police Officer Kenneth Michael Hansen

Police Officer Kenneth Michael Hansen

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, June 11, 1991

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Kenneth Michael Hansen

Police Officer Kenneth Hansen drowned while posing as a victim during a water rescue training session. He was reported missing and his body was recovered from New York Harbor in Lower Manhattan the next day.

Officer Hansen is survived by his father (a police detective), mother, fiancée, sister, and two brothers, who are both also police officers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Hi Kenny this is Smitty!, I want everyone to know what a truly down to earth person you are in the short time I had to know and work with you.
You are a credit to your family and missed by everyone who crossed paths with you. I remember the day you told me you were heading to Harbor and that huge smile of yours lit up the room. I know your memory is carried in many hearts. We need more Kenny Hansens in this world. I just retired on my lod injury when your life was cut short. I remember feeling so out of place standing off to the side in my trench coat and out of the bag, and I cried like a baby when the missing man formation passed over head. I never forget you Kenny, God Bless.

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Ret P.O. Robert J. Smith 26974

August 16, 2019

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