Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Harry Biddington Hanson, Jr.

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, July 17, 1986

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Harry Biddington Hanson, Jr.

On this day, may you, your family and friends know and take comfort in this: You and your sacrifice are not and never will be forgotten. In honor of you and all the others before and since.

Asst. Chief Joey Cannon - EOW 06-19-2009

Officer Josh McCrary
Plumerville Police Dept, Arkansas

July 17, 2009



September 8, 2008

Officer Hanson,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in Vietnam. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 17, 2008

Dad i miss you alot


June 1, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 25, 2007

You will never be forgotten for your brave and courageous actions on that day. Thank you always and rest in peace my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 25, 2006

I knew Officer Hanson as "Jim". He was my first cousin. We were in Vietnam at the same time and both became police officers thereafter. At this writing, I have been a cop for 30 years. Jim was a good man, a good father, brother and son. He has never and he will never be forgotten.
Randy McGreevy
Daytona Beach Police

Officer Randy McGreevy
Daytona Beach Police- 1st Cousin

November 19, 2006

Rest in Peace, Officer Hanson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 20, 2006

HEROS Live Forever....

God Bless Your Family and Friends..

Until we meet for the great roll call..God Speed Brother...

September 20, 2005

While your watch is over, ours continues in your memory.
Rest in peace Officer Hanson.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

March 5, 2005

Joined and served with Harry in the Army and in Korea. A good man then and missed now.

Robert Flinchum
US Army

December 14, 2004

Every time I drive by the last house we searched together, I think of you and say a prayer. Who could have known we wouldn't do it again. Your son has so much to be proud of. You served your city well, and you are sorely missed. God Bless and Keep you always.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

August 16, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

I'm glad to find this ,thank you to the sponsers,I miss you dad.

son,Harry Biddington Hanson III

March 12, 2004

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Harry Hanson Jr. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Harry, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina

Connecticut Police Work Dog Association

February 12, 2004

Brother, may God continue to bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

September 13, 2003

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