Deputy Sheriff Terry Francis Hanson

Deputy Sheriff Terry Francis Hanson

Rice County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1994

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Terry Francis Hanson

Deputy Hanson, 48, died of a heart attack following a high speed chase in which the suspect rammed his patrol car on Highway 60. The car had been reported stolen and was occupied by two girls. After the girls finally stopped and as they were being taken into custody Deputy Hanson collapsed.
Deputy Hanson had been with the agency for eight years and had been in law enforcement for 21 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Deputy Sheriff Hanson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rice County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 11, 2019

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