Harrison Hankins enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 and served proudly until 2010. His time served included deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantryman, filling various the roles of designated marksman, infantry team leader, infantry squad leader, and more. On May 14, 2010, while deployed in Marjah, Afghanistan, Hankins was wounded. He was given an honorable discharge and returned home to the United States. Hankins also earned multiple recognitions and awards during his enlistment, including a Purple Heart for his wounds received in action.
After serving his country, Hankins took advantage of the educational benefits provided to him and furthered his learning. Following in his father’s footsteps, he began working as a park ranger for the Boy Scouts of America (Scouts BSA), where he remained for the next five years until realizing that police work was his life’s calling. He has since served his community as a Deputy Sheriff with the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office and a Police Officer with the Chesterfield County Police Department. Within these appointments, he has fulfilled the positions of Field Training Officer, General Instructor, SWAT Operator, SWAT Team Leader, VICE and Narcotics Detective, CIT Officer, Patrol Officer, and Patrol Supervisor.
Hankins continues to volunteer with the Scouts BSA, as well as the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Red Lane Baptist Church in Powhatan where he is a member, and Unit to Back Outdoors, which is a program he helped found with other first responders in the Central Virginia area.
Loan Officer Kara Taylor from our Powhatan, VA branch was honored to present Harrison with his award.
*Pictured left to right: Son Greyson, Wife Lauren, Daughter Audrey, Daughter Addie, Harrison Hankins, Kara Taylor, and Jennifer Moffat of Red Lane Baptist Church.
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