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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. I am privileged 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 Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 14, 2013

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