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Patrolman George Van Wagonen | Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Utah Highway Patrol, Utah


George Van Wagonen

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch: Saturday, May 23, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Accidental

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Patrolman George Van Wagonen succumbed to injuries received when he fell onto a large circular saw during a stolen vehicle investigation. The saw severed his right side causing massive internal injuries. He succumbed to those injuries later in the day.

Patrolman Van Wagonen was the first full-time patrol officer hired for the Utah Highway Patrol. He had served with the Utah Highway Patrol for three years and had been in law enforcement for six years. He was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 23, 2015


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