Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of San Bernardino Police Officer


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Bernardino Police Department Officer Bryce Hanes:

“Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Officer Hanes. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Officer Hanes’ family, friends and coworkers at the San Bernardino Police Department. We join all Californians in mourning his loss and vow to always remember his selfless service and sacrifice on behalf of his community.”

Officer Hanes, 40, of Redlands, died after his patrol car was struck by a suspected drunk driver today in Ontario.

Officer Hanes was a 12-year veteran of the San Bernardino Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Alice, and children Abigail, 12, Katie, 10 and Benjamin, 7.

In honor of Officer Hanes, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.