Deputy Wade A. Hansen

Died on September 24, 1987

Age 26
Emery County Sheriff’s Office
Accidental: Multiple Vehicle Accident

Deputy Hansen was killed in a traffic crash on Highway 6, approximately 25 miles west of Green River. Shortly before 7:00 a.m., the 26-year-old victim was finishing a graveyard shift when he crossed the centerline of the highway and collided head-on with a semi-truck. The driver of the truck was not injured. Deputy Hansen was killed instantly. Survived by his wife and two children, Deputy Hansen is buried in Huntington City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Emery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Care Fund.


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2 responses to “Deputy Wade A. Hansen”

  1. Joanne Parmar says:

    Iam so sorry to hear that a officer has lost his life I pray for his wife and children for strength to over come such a terrible tragedy

  2. BL Smith says:

    Amazing how many people are affected by ones actions. I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial (we are located in the same building now)and recognize, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information so we can reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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