Officer honored for 20 years with Rancho Santa Fe Patrol


By Karen Billing

Staff Writer

Rancho Santa Fe Patrol Officer Bill Hanson was honored for 20 years of service at the Oct. 6 Rancho Santa Fe Association meeting.

RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said Hanson is what they call a “60-year guy” — he has 20 years of experience as a South Dakota Highway Patrolman, spent 20 years with the Navy Reserves reaching the rank of master chief, and has now logged 20 years with the RSF Patrol.

Wellhouser said they can depend on Hanson for anything that needs to be done.

RSF Association Manager Pete Smith noted that Hanson is also a master woodsman, who has made a lot of shelves used in the Association offices and also specializes in children’s toys.