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HPD SSRT Officers “Showed Great Bravery” (VIDEO)

Three Hays Police officers, who are also members of the Special Situation Response Team, will be honored Friday by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police.

Officers Brandon Hauptman and Chris Hancock, along with Investigator Aaron Larson, will be recognized with the organization’s Silver Award for their work in a stand-off last December 19 in south Hays.

Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler says a 53-year-old man was threatening a family member with a rifle.   After nearly four hours, with a blizzard threatening, officers were forced to take the man into custody:

Chief Scheibler says the plan required the entire SSRT team to work together.

Hays Police Officer Brandon Hauptman  KACP Silver Award 2013

Hays Police Officer
Brandon Hauptman
KACP Silver Award 2013

Hays Police Officer Chris Hancock     KACP Silver Award 2013

Hays Police Officer
Chris Hancock
KACP Silver Award 2013

Hays Police Investigator Aaron Larson  KACP Silver Award 2013

Hays Police Investigator
Aaron Larson
KACP Silver Award 2013

 

 

 

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  • Melanie Fisher

    Amazing and great work guys!