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Patrolman Thomas Hanlin

Patrolman Thomas Hanlin died on May 26, 1945, at the age of 38.  He died 18 months after a patrol vehicle collision on the Mount Baker Highway near Deming.  The injuries at first were considered minor bruises, although later diagnosis revealed a head injury.

Patrolman Hanlin was an uncle to Retired Trooper Don Pratt, great uncle to Trooper Cliff Pratt (District 2), and first cousin to Retired CVEO Fred Soper.  Patrolman Hanlin’s widow, Fran Hanlin (maiden name Pratt), went to work for the patrol as a secretary in District 1 after his death.

Please take a moment to remember Patrolman Thomas Hanlin and his family.

Washington State Highway Patrol

Patrolman Thomas Hanlin
End of Watch – May 26, 1945
Gone But Never Forgotten