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July 05, 2006 Calif. officer dies from 2003 car crash injuries
Officer Down: Scott Hanson - [Covina, California]
Courtesy Covina (Calif.) PD, ODMP
Additional Info: Sergeant Scott Hanson had served with the Covina Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
I ncident Details Cause of Death: Hanson died of injuries sustained three years earlier in an automobile collision.
Date of Incident: August 14, 2003
Calif. officer dies from 2003 car crash injuries
The Associated Press
COVINA, CA- A Covina police officer who was left in a state of semi-consciousness following a 2003 car crash has died of complications from his injuries. Scott Hanson, 45, died at a hospital Monday. He was a 22-year veteran of the department and the first Covina Police officer to die in an on-duty incident. Hanson's patrol car was hit by a van in August 2003. The car spun out and hit the wall of a restaurant. The accident left Hanson in a semiconscious state. While he could hear and understand, Hanson could not speak and required constant care. He retired from the department a year later.
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