Hugh P. Bannon, a retired Baltimore police officer, died Saturday at his home on Mayfield Avenue after a heart attack. He was 67.
A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Bannon was being offered today at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Little Flower, Belair Road and Brendan Avenue.
He retired in 1979 after 29 years on the police force, first with the old Park Police, then at the Northern District after the merger of the park police into the city force in 1961.
He received three Silver Star medals -- one for a 1964 gun battle with burglars at a Waverly tavern -- and an award from the American Legion in 1973.
For nine years after leaving the police force, he was a security guard at Johns Hopkins Hospital and won a commendation in 1983 for his work there.
The Baltimore native served in the Army Air Force during World War II.
Mr. Bannon was a member of St. John's Oldtimers of the 10th Ward.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary C. Millionie; two sons, Hugh James and Thomas Dennis Bannon, both of Baltimore; a brother, John E. Bannon of Bel Air; and a grandson.