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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 accident

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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I am privileged to be among the first to pay tribute to you.
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 17, 2012


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