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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 125th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

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