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Ind. deputy, 33, dies after falling ill during basic training

Deputy Asson Hacker joined the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in December 2022 and is survived by his wife and three children


Deputy Asson Hacker.

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Duty Death: Asson Hacker - [Vanderburgh County]

End of Service: 02/03/2023

By Bill Carey

VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. — A Vanderburgh County deputy has died after falling ill during basic training.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputy Asson Hacker was participating in training on March 2 when he fell ill and was transported to a hospital, WFIE reported.

The sheriff’s office stated in a press release that Hacker was completing his tier one basic training when he fell ill. Hacker was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital by the Evansville Police Department.

Despite “heroic lifesaving efforts” by the hospital staff, Hacker never regained consciousness.

Hacker, 33, joined the sheriff’s office in December 2022 and is survived by his wife and three young children.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Noah Robinson asked everyone to keep the Hacker family in their thoughts and prayers.

The Vandenburgh County Sheriff’s Office recognized the assistance of all involved, “The support of our friends at the Evansville Police Department, the Indiana State Police, Deaconess Hospital Police, the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association and Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated.”

Authorities stated that additional details will be coming.

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