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Trooper Albert J. Hasson | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois


Albert J. Hasson

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, September 7, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Albert Hasson the first Illinois State Police officer to be killed in the line of duty. Trooper Hasson was struck by a car while patrolling about three miles north of Chenoa. He pulled off the road to stop an oncoming car. Just as he stepped onto the roadway, a car struck him from behind. Trooper Hasson was thrown 10 feet. Fellow officers took him to the hospital in Pontiac where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

Trooper Hasson was a 4 month veteran of the Illinois State Police, assigned to District 6, Pontiac. He is also a veteran of World War I and survived by his wife.

In 2004 a training room in the District 6 Headquarters was named in honor of Trooper Hasson.

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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 89th 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 29, 2013


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