George Thomas Hanlon
Hammond Police Department
Sunday, May 16, 1937

Age: 65
Served: 36 years, 4 months
Badge #:
Panel 38W, Line 4
Panel L15, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, May 16, 1937
01:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Gostlin Street near Clark Avenue, Hammond
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Motor vehicle
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 1 to 10 years
Burial Place:
Calvary Cemetery, Portage

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   Captain George Hanlon was killed while directing traffic at the scene of an accident.

   An intoxicated 27-year-old male was driving eastbound on Gostlin Street when he struck Captain Hanlon, throwing him 111 feet, while he was directing traffic as utility crews were repairing a downed power line. He was transported to St. Margaret Hospital were he died of a skull fracture.

   The offender was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to one to 10 years in prison.

   Captain Hanlon was widowed and survived by two sons and several brothers, one of whom served as an assistant chief with the Milwaukee Fire Department in Wisconsin.

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