Sergeant Harold K. Hanning

Sergeant Harold K. Hanning

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, August 6, 1970

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Harold K. Hanning

Sergeant Harold Hanning was killed in a plane crash in Wooster Township. He was assisting the roundup of cattle that had been set free in a traffic accident on Route 30 in Wayne County.

Sergeant Hanning had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for over five years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 158/141

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aircraft accident

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Harold K. Hanning of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 6, 2022

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