Patrolman Vernon G. Fortin

Patrolman Vernon G. Fortin

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 1923

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Vernon G. Fortin

Patrolman Vernon Fortin succumbed to injuries received five days earlier when he and another officer were involved in a motorcycle crash.

The officers' handlebars became entangled on Hannegan Road as the two were reporting for patrol duty in Lynden.

Patrolman Fortin had served with the Washington State Patrol for one year.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 25, 1923

motor officer, motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Fortin,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Washington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 30, 2023

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