P.O. Neils L. Hansen

Name: Hansen, Neils L.
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: Chicago Avenue Station
End of Watch: 20-Feb-1871
Incident Details: Police Officer Neils Hansen, 27, was a 2-month veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Chicago Avenue Station.

On February 20, 1871, Officer Hansen was accidentally shot by another police officer while standing at the corner of Noble Street and Chicago Avenue.  Officer Hansen died at the scene.

Officer Hansen was survived by his wife, two daughters, and brother (CPD).  He was a merchant policeman.