End of Watch: 07/22/1987
Agency: Washington State Patrol
County: King County
On Wednesday, July 22nd, 1987, Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Hansell was involved in a collision while responding 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 is survived by his wife and stepdaughter.