Police Officer Hans Hanson

Police Officer Hans Hanson

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, August 3, 1888

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Hans Hanson

Officer Hans Hanson was shot and killed when investigating a burglary on Virginia Avenue near Summit Avenue at 0115 hours. Other officers had responded to a report of a gunfire and located Officer Hanson's body in front of a home. The suspect remained at large until March of 1895 when it was discovered that he was an inmate at the state insane asylum in Kankakee, Illinois.

Officer Hanson had been with the agency for 11 months. He was survived by his expectant wife and is buried in Oakland Cemetery.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge 25

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Located in 1895

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

August 3, 2020

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