Police Officer Stanley Henney

Police Officer Stanley Henney

California State University Hayward Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 30, 1977

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Stanley Henney

Police Officer Stanley Henney and Police Officer Gary Hart 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.

The shooter, 39 was convicted of first degree murder for killing Officer Hart and second degree murder for killing Officer Henney. Five years later new evidence was discovered and he was granted a new trial. On January 30, 1984, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, and sentenced to 5 years to life.

Officer Henney was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had served with the California State University Hayward Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 007
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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2022 Hi Stan you are remembered as my hero. When my dad died in 1976 you took me on a ride to console me. You said. I can’t take your fathers place but if you ever need someone to talk to I can be your 2nd dad. You were a reflection of a true hero made to serve and protect. Thank you

Laura Bartoni

May 30, 2022

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