Patrolman David T. Hancock

Patrolman David T. Hancock

Montgomery Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 11, 1976

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David T. Hancock

Patrolman Hancock was shot and killed after responding to a silent alarm at a J.C. Penny at Montgomery Mall. Patrolman Hancock arrested a 19 year old youth who grabbed his gun and shot him in the head. The suspect was arrested, sentenced to life in prison, and received an additional 7 to 13 years for two burglaries and drug possession.

Patrolman Hancock had been with the agency for 11 years.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 11, 2020

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