Patrolman Michael Alan Hogan

Patrolman Michael Alan Hogan

Hutchinson Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, December 15, 1989

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Michael Alan Hogan

Patrolman Hogan was shot and killed after responding to a shoplifting call at a local retail store. The suspect had been detained by store security and was being held in the loss prevention office. As Patrolman Hogan was running the name of the man, the suspect shot him in the head with a handgun he had managed to conceal from the security officers. The suspect then fled to a local fast food restaurant where he forced two people to drive him to Minneapolis. He was eventually arrested on the day of Patrolman Hogan's funeral. The man was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Hogan had served with the Hutchinson Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 214

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Hogan, you were remembered today at the Peace Officer's Memorial in St. Paul. The day you gave your life in protection of the residents of Hutchinson,I was a brand new Reserve Officer and riding along. Over the police radio, we heard the news. My then fiancee', who grew up in Hutchinson, called me and informed me that she and her family knew your family well. This suddenly became very real to me. I went on to become a police officer and have thought of your dedication and service often. To the Hogan family, please know Officer Hogan is not forgotten. Best regards.

Sgt Tom Lowery
Eden Prairie Police Department

May 15, 2015

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