Patrolman Jon Roy Hardy

Patrolman Jon Roy Hardy

Gillette Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Tuesday, December 20, 1983

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Jon Roy Hardy

Patrolman Jon Hardy was shot and killed in an ambush after responding to the scene of a residential burglary.

He was shot as he returned to his patrol car after checking a house. The subject used a .223 calibre Kar 15 that he had converted to fully automatic.

The man later died when pipe bombs he was making exploded.

Patrolman Hardy was survived by his two children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .223 caliber
  • Offender Deceased

ambush, burglary

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I wish I would have found this site many years ago I just want to thank the Gillette Police Officers that were there that day for what you did for Jon I also want to thank the Gillette Police Department for always honoring Jon and for all you did to help his family get though this very hard time below is my correct e-mail

Pam Hardy

May 17, 2017

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