Former Oklahoma City Assistant Chief Passes Away

OKLAHOMA CITY – Former Oklahoma City Assistant Fire Chief Jon Hansen has passed away. Hansen was known for his role as public information officer during the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in 1995.

News9 reports that according to the fire department, Hansen passed away Friday morning in his home with his family at his side. He was 65 years old.

Chief Hansen began his career with the Oklahoma City Fire Department in 1973.  He was promoted through the ranks and became the Fire Marshal in 1995, where he served for three years. As Assistant Fire Chief, he also served as the Public Information Officer for the department.

After retirement, Chief Hansen continued to serve the fire service in various capacities.

Statement from the Oklahoma City Fire Department,

“The Oklahoma City Fire Department is saddened to learn of the passing of Assistant Fire Chief (retired) Jon Hansen.  Chief Hansen passed away this morning in his home with his family at his side.  Chief Hansen was a well-respected fire service leader, not only within the Oklahoma City Fire Department, but throughout the state and the nation.  His positive influence will be missed, but the impact he made on those who knew him will be a permanent one.  His contagious, positive demeanor truly touched many hearts and lives over the years. 

Chief Hansen began his career with the Oklahoma City Fire Department in November of 1973.  He promoted through the ranks and became the Fire Marshal for the department in 1995, where he served for three years. As Assistant Fire Chief, he also served as the Public Information Officer for the department.  After retirement, Chief Hansen continued to serve the fire service in various capacities.

Our thoughts, support, and prayers are with Cory, Jill, Norene, Kathy, and other members of Chief Hansen’s family as they navigate through this difficult time.”

 

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