Emery County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
Fallen Emery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Wade Hansen was honored at the 4th Annual Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride in Moab on Friday and Saturday. The Utah Peace Officers Association dedicated the Fallen Peace Officer Trail in 2012. The 14-mile trail was dedicated to officers who have fallen and those who have been injured and gotten back up. Each year, 14 officers are chosen to be honored and each officer has a mile marker along the trail. Personnel from ECSO and members of Wade’s family participated in the ride, followed by a dinner and program. There was also a display booth honoring Wade.
Wade was killed in an automobile accident while on duty September 24, 1987. At end of watch, he left behind a pregnant wife and two young children. Wade’s children, Lacy, Brandon and Ashley, along with their spouses and children, and their mother Diane and her husband Kent Procarione, participated in the ride. ECSO Deputy Care Fund sponsored Wade. Proceeds from the ride provide scholarships for officers who have been injured and gotten back up, and for family members of fallen officers. Emery County Sheriff’s Office gives thanks to Tony Basso RV & ATV in Price for providing a side-by-side that made it possible for so many members of Wade’s family to participate in the ride.