About 250 people, including members of the Juneau Police Department and law enforcement community, gathered at the Tlingit & Haida Community Center Saturday to remember a retired JPD officer who died at his home last week.
Officer John Dell Hansen, 58, worked at JPD for 24 years before retiring in 1998. He joined the force in 1974 as a canine officer then became a patrol officer from 1978 on.
“That was his life, being a patrol officer,” Ben Coronell, another retired JPD officer and Hansen’s close friend, said in a eulogy. “He loved his job.”