Alan H. Hansen, 34
End of Watch: July 19, 1973
Officer Hansen was killed in Kingman when a railroad tanker loaded with butane exploded. In all, 13 people were killed and 112 were injured in the afternoon explosion.
Twenty-nine Arizona Highway Patrol/Department of Public Safety officers gave their lives in the line of duty. These brave heroes and their families are in the hearts and minds of all who worked with them, of those who follow in their footsteps and of the public whom they served.
Of the 29 deaths, eight were the result of murder, 17 were traffic related, two died in a helicopter crash, one died in a helicopter accident, and one killed when a train exploded.