Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Northeastern Area Emergency Management
Monday August 10th, 2015 :: 04:07 p.m. EDT


Northeastern Aerea Emergency Managent has an important message for you! Matthew L Hanes.

Matthew Hanes, an Army veteran who was shot, and subsequently paralyzed from the chest down, during his last mission in Afghanistan in 2012, died Friday afternoon at York Hospital, according to Bob Salter of the Warrior Brotherhood Veterans Motorcycle Club, of which Hanes was an honorary member. Cpl. Hanes, a 2010 graduate of Northeastern High School in Manchester, Pennsylvania, suffered a blood clot late last Saturday night, Salter said. "Matthew was the ultimate warrior," Salter said by phone Friday evening. "He never gave up. He was looking to overcome whatever obstacles were in his way." Salter said he was speaking on behalf of the Hanes family who surrounded Hanes in his hospital room during the week. Salter said Hanes was an organ donor. In April, the third annual Matthew Hanes Benefit Ride and Concert was held in York County, Pennsylvania. The event raised about $17,000, Salter said. This year, Hanes had decided he wanted to use the money to help other veterans. The Warrior Brotherhood plans on continuing the benefit in Hanes' memory, Salter said. The motorcycle club, along with others, posted photos and condolences about Hanes' death. "Our hearts are saddened you are gone, though proud of how much you overcame!" wrote Union Fire Company No. 1 in Manchester Borough. The fire company called Hanes a "hometown hero," and posted photos of him in military gear and one of him in his wheelchair. The post garnered 33 shares in one hour. "My world is a better place for having spent a little time with you," the Warrior Brotherhood posted on Facebook. "You are a most noble hero and my heart sheds tears for you." .

Northeastern Area Emergency Management
5080 North Sherman Street Extension
Mount Wolf, PA 17347

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-577-1844

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP NEAEM followed by your message, to 888777

Submit an anonymous web tip

Navigate & Discover