Trooper George L. Hanna

Trooper George L. Hanna

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, February 26, 1983

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George L. Hanna

Trooper George Hanna was shot and killed while searching three subjects during a traffic stop near the intersection of Route 12 and Route 20 in Auburn, Massachusetts.

Unbeknownst to Trooper Hanna, the three men had been searching for a local business to rob. As he found a weapon on the first man the second man pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and shot Trooper Hanna. All three subjects were arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

The George Hanna Award was named in honor of Trooper Hanna and is the highest medal a Massachusetts law enforcement officer can receive.

Trooper Hanna had served with the Massachusetts State Police for nine years and was assigned to C Troop. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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GOD BLESS TROOPER HANNA AND HIS FAMILY, THOUGH I DID NOT KNOW HIM I KNOW THE SACRAFICES MADE EACH AND EVERY DAY BY EVERYONE IN LAW ENFCEMENT . MY FATHER WAS A MASSACHUSETTS STATE TROOPER OF 37 YEARS AND IT WASN'T UNTIL HE RETIRED THAT I LEARNED JUST HOW MUCH HE SACRIFICED AND WENT THROUGH IN HIS 37YEARS. I'M SO PROUD TO SAY HE'S MY FATHER AND MY HEARO. POLICE EVERYWHERE PUT THERE LIVES AND ON THE LINE EACH AND EVERY DAY AND TO ALL OF YOU I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR SACRIFICES. GOD BLESS TO TROOPER HANNA AND ALL IN LAW ENFORCEMENT..

Shawn Jordan and Trooper Barry D Jordan
Massachusetts state police troop F

May 4, 2020

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