Madison firefighter arrested after cocaine trafficking investigation

Andrey Hansbro, a Madison firefighter, was arrested without incident following a drug investigation on Oct. 24, 2019.
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A Madison firefighter was arrested on Oct. 24 following a cocaine trafficking investigation on the city's North Side.

According to the Madison Police Department, 56-year-old Gerald T. Moran, and 41-year-old Andrey L. Hansbro, a Madison firefighter, were arrested on the 3700 block of Packers Avenue as a search warrant was served on their home.

Authorities said they found cocaine base, marijuana, cash, cell phones, drug packaging, and drug paraphernalia inside the home.

Moran was arrested for delivery of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Hansbro was arrested for maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Fire Chief Steven Davis, Hansbro was hired in 2014. In Feb. 2019, he was placed on unpaid leave and has been on leave since that time.

Davis released a statement on Hansbro's arrest Tuesday afternoon:

"The Madison Fire Department has been made aware of the arrest of one of its members, Firefighter Andrey Hansbro, during the execution of a search warrant carried out by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and the Madison Police Department last week.

Firefighter Hansbro was hired to the Madison Fire Department on October 13, 2014 and served as a firefighter/EMT in the City of Madison. In February 2019, he was placed on unpaid leave and has remained on leave since that time. The Madison Fire Department cannot comment on the circumstances surrounding Firefighter Hansbro’s employment status due to the confidential nature of personnel matters.

The Madison Fire Department is committed to providing reliable, professional fire protection and emergency medical services to our community. Firefighter Hansbro’s alleged actions do not reflect the values of this department. We take these allegations very seriously as an organization, and we will carry out a thorough and swift investigation. Furthermore, we will cooperate with the Madison Police Department during its investigation.

We will have no further comment on this matter until our internal investigation is complete."


Gerald T. Moran (left) and Andrey L. Hansbro (right) were arrested on drug related charges in Madison on Oct. 24, 2019