Corporal Thomas Martin Hanson

Corporal Thomas Martin Hanson

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 1973

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Thomas Martin Hanson

Corporal Hanson was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a local convenience store. As he entered the store a masked gunman jumped up from behind a counter and opened fire, striking Corporal Hanson. Corporal Hanson's partner, who was outside the store, returned fire through the front window and killed the suspect.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Cpl. Hanson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pueblo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2023

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