Corporal Thomas Martin Hanson

Corporal Thomas Martin Hanson

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 1973

Add to My Heroes

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


Most Recent Reflection

View all 13 Reflections

Corporal Thomas Martin Hanson built a rec room onto his house for a safe place for the neighborhood kids to go. His wife Karen, would set up crayons and coloring books in the kitchen so the kids had a place they could talk about their problems. I was one of those kids. His passing deeply sadden me, and I get a teary eye when I think of that time. I will always be grateful for the kindness they showed me.

Terry Brown, citizen

September 26, 2018

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.