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Hansell, Trooper Clifford R.

End of Watch: 
Wednesday, July 22, 1987
County: 
King
Agency: 
Washington State Patrol

On Wednesday, July 22nd, 1987, Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Hansell was involved in a collision while responding to another collision scene.

The incident occurred on North Central Avenue in downtown Kent.  Trooper Hansell was traveling through city streets at a high rate of speed when he suddenly had to swerve.  His patrol car collided broadside with the front of a semi-truck. Trooper Hansell died of massive injuries.  Trooper Hansell was survived by his wife and stepdaughter.