Deputy Sheriff Gregory Hans

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Gregory Hans
End of Watch: Mon, Mar 10th, 1997
Date of Incident: Mon, Mar 10th, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 48

Survivors

His son and two daughters.

Incident

Deputy Hans was shot and killed with his own weapon at the scene of a domestic dispute.

Deputy Hans was not dispatched on the call but was in the area and stopped at the scene prior to the arrival of Louisville police officers. The suspect ambushed Deputy Hans in his patrol car and was able to gain control of his weapon and shot him. The man then attempted to shoot a witness but the gun jammed. Deputy Hans was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. He was wearing his vest at the time of the incident.

The suspect was later found walking down the street and arrested after a brief struggle. The suspect was on parole after serving three years of a 12 year sentence for beating a man and stealing his credit cards. He had been arrested at least 17 times since 1990, including an arrest for assaulting a state trooper.

On February 14, 1998, the suspect was sentenced to death for Deputy Hans' murder.

Agency

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Patch
531 Court Place
Suite 604
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-5400

Tributes

There are 7 tributes for Deputy Sheriff Gregory Hans.

Deputy Sheriff Gregory Hans
Left by Allison Hans on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Dad,I never imagined what life would be like without you. I still miss you so much. I think about you everyday. I feel sad a lot of times because I feel like you are missing out on so much. I know you are watching over us because I can feel you! Please know that I love you very much, and I am so proud of you!! I'm sure you've "earned your wings", so please use them to guard over our family and all of the heroes protecting our streets and their families.I love you Dad!!!!!!!!!Allison