Sgt. Hammons grew up in Washington. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from High School. In 1994 he attended the State of Alaska Public Safety Academy in Sitka and started his career in Police work in 1995 when he was hired by the Haines Police Department where he stayed for seven years. Sgt. Hammons then left Haines to seek more opportunities for career experience. He was hired by the Palmer Police Department in 2002. His current duties are Patrol, Shift supervisor, Firearms Instructor and Armorer, Field Training Officer.