Some Hope Is Held For Sidney Hanson
Doyon Man Shot During Liquor Raid on Poolroom Passes a Good Night
Devils Lake, N.D. August 23—(AP)—Some hope was hed today for the recovery of Sidney Hanson, shot Sunday by Sheriff E.F. Routier of Ramsey county during a liquor raid on a poolroom at Doyon. It was said at the hospital that Hanson had passed a restful night and seemed better this morning.
Sheriff Routier said today he believes the shooting of Hanson was justified as Hanson attempted to prevent him from searching the poolroom, later knocked down two deputy sheriffs and then attempted to strike Sheriff Routier who fired one shot into the floor as a warning before he leveled his pistol at Hanson.
Physicians said the second bullet entered Hanson's body just above the heart and passed through the left lung. It was believed until today that Hanson's wound would prove fatal.
Residents of Doyon, where Hanson has lived for the last four years, and of Niagara, where he formerly resided, state that Hanson was well liked in the community and a man of good reputation.
Bismarck Trivune, 8/23/1929