SA John Hanson


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Investigator John Albert Hanson

Died: May 9, 1970

Investigator Hanson was killed when he fell off a cliff while attempting to arrest a narcotics suspect near Camp Sukiran in Okinawa, Japan. After confronting four suspects in a cave for allegedly possessing marijuana, Hanson along with another agent, were in the process of arresting one of the suspects when the suspect attempted to throw some of the evidence away, lost his balance, and both he and Hanson fell off the cliff. The suspect was severly injured, but survived the fall, Hanson did not survive the fall and he was later found in the water below the cave.

Investigator Hanson had served in the Army for nine years.