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Captain Vernon C. Snellen | Kentucky Highway Patrol, Kentucky Kentucky Highway Patrol, Kentucky


Vernon C. Snellen

Kentucky Highway Patrol, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, February 20, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # 7

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 2/19/1937

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Captain Vernon Snellen was killed in an automobile accident on the Lexington Pike, in Scott County, while returning from working a detail in Covington, Kentucky.

The car's accelerator became stuck, causing the vehicle to veer into the path of another car on the wet roadway. Captain Snellen suffered severe injuries and died the following the day. The lieutenant driving the patrol car and the occupants of the other vehicle all survived.

Captain Snellen was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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