- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The assistant Oklahoma City fire chief who served as the spokesman for the department following the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building has died.

Fire Chief Keith Bryant says retired former assistant chief Jon Hansen died Friday morning at his home in Oklahoma City of cancer. He was 65.

Hansen became one of the chief spokesmen in the city in the aftermath of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people. He later wrote a book about his experiences during that time.

Hansen retired in 1999 after nearly 26 years with the fire department and most recently was executive director of the Council on Firefighter Training.


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