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Constable Hans R. Gassaway | Barren County District One Constable's Office, Kentucky Barren County District One Constable's Office, Kentucky


Hans R. Gassaway

Barren County District One Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, August 23, 1952

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: 40 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Constable Hans Gassaway succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 68 in Warren County. He was returning to Barren County from taking a patient to Western State Hospital when his vehicle collided with a gas truck.

After speaking with a few bystanders at the scene he collapsed. He was transported to Samson Community Hospital where he died a short time later.

Constable Gassaway had been appointed to District One Constable only a few months earlier. He had served in law enforcement in Barren County for over 40 years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 11, 2013


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