Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Walter William Hannan, Jr.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 3, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Walter William Hannan, Jr.

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hannan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 21, 2019

Today, 41 years after your death, the men and women serving at Carson Sheriff's Station wore their long sleeve Class A uniforms in your honor. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service Deputy!

Lt R C
LASD

May 4, 2019

I remember it like it was yesterday, old friend. I was working East Compton that night and received a call out of Lynwood Dispatch, reassigning me to work Carson's West Compton area for the rest of the shift. When I responded I had no idea what had happened and I couldn't get anyone to tell me until I finally received communication and realized we'd lost you. Even today, whenever there's a gathering, your name is one of the first remembered. You were one of the good guys and my friend.

Bruce Newman, Deputy III, Retired
LASO

May 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 3, 2018

Deputy Hannon, my class mate and friend. Class #155. You and I worked out for the PT test together at the academy. You helped me get in shape to max out on the test. Miss you Deputy.

Frank Gilbert, Deputy III
LASD- East L.A. Station

September 2, 2016

RIP Deputy Hannan. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

May 4, 2016

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 3, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

OP14
BENTON CO 911

May 1, 2010

Rest in Peace, Deputy Hannan. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 3, 2009

Deputy Hannan,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

May 3, 2009

Wally, I miss the days of you, Buck, Drew and the rest of the Carson crew. Those were the happiest days of my life. You will always be remembered.

Don Deatherage
Prior LASD

March 11, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 5, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 29, 2007

YOUR WIFE WORKED IN THE D.I.'S OFFICE WHEN I WAS IN THE ACADEMY (071995). I REMEMBER THE LECTURE PUT ON BY EVOC ON CODE 3 DRIVING AND THE PICS THEY SHOWED OF THE ACCIDENT. ABOUT A MONTH AGO , I WAS ROLLING CODE 3 TO A FIRE WHEN MY PATROL VEHICLE WAS STRUCK BY SOMEONE WHO WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION. WE ALWAYS WORRY ABOUT BEING SHOT OR STABBED BUT WE TEND TO FORGET THAT THE PATROL CAR WE DRIVE IN CAN ALSO BE DEMISE. GOD BLESS YOU AND WE'LL 911B IN HEAVENS BRIEFING ROOM .

DEPUTY RAMON ESCAMILLA
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF/INDUSTRY STATION

September 8, 2007

Wally,you were a great friend and "back-up", You made the ultimate sacrifice. I remember a particular night that my partner and I were "poaching" just a bit into Carson Station area after the Lynwood split. We found a "duster" that was a bit to much for us. Embarassed, we had to put out a request for additional units. Half of Carson arrived, but you put a special touch on the suspect, as he continued to resist. Oh, where did you get that second baton? Final tally, 4 Deputies to St. Francis Hospital, and suspect in custody. Thanks for the "Back".

Steve Pollock
Former L.A.S.O. Alhambra P.D. Ret.

September 5, 2007

Deputy Hannan, neither you, nor your sacrifice, have been forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

August 2, 2007

Deputy Hannan's sacrifice has left a lasting impact on my life.

His is a lesson in sacrifice and in giving one's all to aid a partner.

Although I came through Carson Station more than 20 years after your sacrifice, I think about you and the lesson you taught me every single day.

May you rest in peace,

Dep. Joe Meehan
LASD-CSN (Ret'd)

Deputy (Ret'd) Joe Meehan
LASD-Carson

December 1, 2005

Let it never be said that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has forgotten its own. Your name is on our wall and will always be in hearts.

Rest in peace.


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 2, 2004

Mr. Hannon, my dad was the officer for whom you were en route to assist. I thank you for your willingness to watch over him and give him the help he requested. I just heard this story tonight. I pray that you will look after all of us. Thank you.

Ryan

August 19, 2004

Thanks for your service and God bless. We'll take it from here.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

April 25, 2004

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