Patrolman Wells Cortright Hammond

Patrolman Wells Cortright Hammond

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, October 14, 1929

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Wells Cortright Hammond

Patrolman Wells Hammond was killed when his motorcycle skid on the wet roadway. He was thrown from the motorcycle into the path of a motor vehicle approaching from the opposite direction, and run over.

Patrolman Hammond was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania Highway Patrol for ten months. He was survived by his parents and six siblings.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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On this actual 91st anniversary I reiterate my previous reflection in saying your service and sacrifice are never forgotten.

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

October 14, 2020

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