Corporal Thomas John Hannon, Sr.

Corporal Thomas John Hannon, Sr.

Dover Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 2017

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Thomas John Hannon, Sr.

Corporal Thomas Hannon succumbed to complications of an injury sustained in 2012 while involved in a foot pursuit.

He suffered a knee injury during the chase that required numerous surgeries. He experienced complications following a surgery that resulted in his condition worsening. He passed away as a result of the complications on Sept. 1, 2017.

Corporal Hannon had served with the Dover Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Corporal Hannon was posthumously awarded the Delaware FOP State Lodge Medal of Valor during the 2018 Delaware FOP State Conference.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 3440

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 1, 2012

foot pursuit

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We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Thomas died as a result of injuries sustained years ago in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. Thomas John's family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Thomas gave to his community and the citizens of Delaware, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 1, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 22, 2018

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