Detective Brent L. Hanger

Detective Brent L. Hanger

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Brent L. Hanger

Detective Brent Hanger suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking into a remote area of Chinook Pass, near Yakima, to investigate reports of a marijuana growing operation.

He began to suffer chest pains and shortness of breath. Other detectives who were with him immediately called for assistance and started CPR after he collapsed, but were unable to revive him.

Detective Hanger had served with the Washington State Patrol for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 938

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

marijuana grow

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