Trooper Clifford Hansell

Trooper Clifford Hansell died on July 22, 1987, at the age of 25 as a result of a collision with a semi-truck.  Trooper Hansell had served 17 months with the Washington State Patrol.

Trooper Hansell's widow, Lisa, lives in Olympia and is married to Retired Sergeant Ken Harkcom, who is an investigator for the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Trooper Hansell's step-daughter, Angela, works for the Risk Management Division in Olympia and is married to George Rutt, who works for the Navy in Bremerton.  Her son, Kayden, is 9 years old and their daughter, Isabella, will turn 6 in September.  Clifford's dad and step-mom (John and Pat) live in California.  His sister, Dyanna, resides in Sacramento, California.

On May 20, 2016, a dedication ceremony of the memorial to honor and remember King County Troopers was held at the Bellevue District Office.  When you visit the Bellevue District Office, take a moment to stop by the beautiful memorial that was created in remembrance of King County Troopers.

Please take a moment to remember Trooper Clifford Hansell and his family.

Washington State Patrol

Trooper Clifford Hansell 
End of Watch – July 22, 1987 
Gone But Never Forgotten