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Updated: Funeral Arrangements Announced for Dover Officer

Posted: 09/01/2017 13:38:00 -04:00 Updated:
Cpl. Thomas Hannon Cpl. Thomas Hannon



DOVER, Del - The Dover Police Department has announced funeral arrangements for Cpl. Thomas Hannon, who died Friday at Christiana Hospital as the result of medical complications stemming from a leg injury he suffered in the line of duty in 2012. 

The department said public services for Hannon, who was 42 at the time of death, will be held Friday, Sept. 8 at University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center. 

The Pass and Review will take place from 4-8 p.m. and will be open to the public.

University of Delaware 
Bob Carpenter Center
631 S College Ave, 
Newark, DE 19716

4:-5 p.m.: Family and Public Viewing
5-7 p.m.: Law Enforcement Priority (Public Welcome)
7 p.m.: Public and Law Enforcement Viewing Ends
7-8 p.m.: Family Viewing and Departure

In accordance with the requests of Hannon's family, only the following persons will be permitted to speak at Friday's services:

  • Chief Marvin Mailey, Dover Police Department
  • President David Gist, Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge 15
  • Chaplain Jake McCready, Dover Police Department Chaplain
  • Family and Close Friends as permitted

On Saturday, Sept. 9, a private memorial service will be held at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Middletown, Del.  This service is for family only. Officers will be at the entrance to maintain security of the property.


In lieu of flowers, the family of Corporal Thomas Hannon requests that donations be made to the Corporal Thomas Hannon Memorial College Fund.
Donations can be made by sending a check to:

Thomas Hannon Memorial College Fund
c/o FOP Lodge #15
P.O. Box 1352
Dover, DE 19903

Funds raised will be contributed to a college fund for the children of Corporal Thomas Hannon.

About Cpl. Thomas Hannon

Hannon served with the Dover Police Department since 2005.  During his time with the department, he served in the Patrol Unit, Quality of Life unit, the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit, and as a K9 officer in the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit.

Hannon received the 2006 Officer of the Quarter award, two distinguished unit awards, a DUI enforcement award, numerous perfect attendance awards, and two life saving awards.  Hannon earned the life saving awards in 2008 when he helped save a woman after she stopped breathing and in 2009 when he rescued a handicapped woman from a burning home, according to police.

"Cpl. Thomas Hannon was a big part of the Dover Police Department family.  His larger than life personality, sense of humor, and his unwavering commitment to the citizens of Dover will be greatly missed by all.  We lost an excellent police officer, friend and, brother today. Cpl. Hannon's family lost an even better husband, father, son, and brother as well.  Our thoughts continue to be with them at this time, and we are committed to keeping Corporal Thomas Hannon's memory alive and supporting the entire Hannon family during this tragic time," Chief Marvin Mailey said in a prepared statement on Friday.


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