Deputy Sheriff Ellwood Francis Hanrahan

Deputy Sheriff Ellwood Francis Hanrahan

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 1974

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Ellwood Francis Hanrahan

Deputy Sheriff Ellwood Hanrahan suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect.

He was assisting another deputy to take the man into custody when the subject began to resist. After arresting the man Deputy Hanrahan began to feel ill. He drove himself to a physician's office. He was then transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Deputy Hanrahan had served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest, struggle

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Deputy Sheriff Hanrahan,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 8, 2024

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