Hanna Awards Honor and Recognize Law Enforcement’s Best & Bravest

Hanna Awards Honor and Recognize Law Enforcement’s Best & Bravest: Congratulations to all the police officers recognized at this year’s Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery which were held today (November 19, 2014) at the State House. Several Boston Police Officers were honored and recognized for bravery and courage displayed during am arrest of an armed felon. Additionally, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who gave his life protecting and serving the citizens of our Commonwealth in the days after the attack on the Boston Marathon, was presented posthumously with the Medal of Honor.  Said Governor Deval Patrick, “This award recognizes officers whose actions have demonstrated bravery above and beyond expectations and for that they are to be commended.” Offered Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “The Hanna awards speak to the level of danger our officers encounter and confront on a daily basis in their efforts to protect and serve – not only the people of Boston – but surrounding communities as well. I commend all of this year’s recipients as well as every officer around the state for their ongoing efforts to keep us all safe.” Massachusetts State Trooper George L. Hanna, for whom the awards are named after, was killed during a traffic stop in Auburn, Mass in 1983.