Police Officer Gary Hart

Police Officer Gary Hart

California State University Hayward Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 1, 1977

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Gary Hart

Police Officer Gary Hart and Police Officer Stanley Henney were shot and killed by a fellow officer in the campus police station. The subject was believed to be suffering from mental illness before shooting both officers.

Officer Hart was taken to St. Rose Hospital, Hayward, where he died from his injuries at 1:45 am.

The shooter was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Officer Hart and second-degree murder for killing Officer Henney.

Officer Hart was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the California State University Hayward Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 9
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, May 30, 1977
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder


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This message is for Laura Bartoni. I have read your messages and I can’t tell you how much it means to me. I am Gary’s niece, I never met Gary but my family spoke of him so often it feels like I knew him. I would love to speak with you. Please contact me at [email protected]

Jillian Wardlaw

July 6, 2020

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