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- Jan. 20, 1937 -
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Michigan State Police Patch
Resided: MI, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 20, 1937
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 26 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Michigan State Police
333 S Grand Ave.  
Lansing, MI   48933   USA
(517)332-2521
County: Ingham
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Trooper
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MI   USA   Wed. Jan. 20, 1937
Summary: Trooper Hammond was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to jail. He and another trooper had arrested two men for stealing a car. The second trooper was transporting the second suspect in the stolen car when he noticed that Trooper Hammond was no longer following him. When he turned around he located the car and was fired upon by the suspect.

The suspect had managed to conceal a handgun in his pant leg and overpowered Trooper Hammond before shooting him execution style. The suspect later pled guilty and was sentenced to life. He died in prison of cancer July 9, 1951.

Trooper Hammond was survived by his parents.

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