LA County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty. Deputy Wally Hannan was sworn in on March 6, 1972 to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Hannan was killed while responding to an officer needs assistance call. He and his partner were responding with their emergency equipment activated to assist another deputy who had requested assistance. A vehicle pulled in front of Deputy Hannan's patrol car, causing him to take evasive action to prevent hitting the vehicle. He lost control of the patrol car, which struck a metal utility pole killing Deputy Hannan instantly. Deputy Hannan's partner, Deputy Ernie Archuleta was severely injured and was later medically retired.
I never dreamed it would be me My name for all eternity Recorded here at this hallowed place Alas, my name, no more my face.
"In the line of duty" I hear them say My family now the price will pay My folded flag stained with their tears We only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest I sleep now in eternal rest My sword I pass to those behind And pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me And with heavy heart and bended knee I ask for all here from the past Dear God, let my name be the last.
by Sgt. George Hahn, LAPD (Retired)
Created by: Sharon Record added: Jun 27, 2008
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