Constable Hans R. Gassaway

Constable Hans R. Gassaway

Barren County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 23, 1952

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Hans R. Gassaway

Constable Hans Gassaway succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. Route 68, near Highway 101, in Warren County.

He was returning to Barren County after 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.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 23, 2020

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