Deputy Sheriff
Asson Anthony Hacker
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Age: 33
Served: 2 months
Badge #:
Panel 51E, Line 34 (2024)
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Duty-related illness
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
100 East Walnut Street, Evansville
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Blue Grass Cemetery, Evansville

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   Deputy Sheriff Asson Hacker died while participating in basic recruit training at the Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Evansville.

   He felt ill during a physical tactics training exercise, became unresponsive and was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital where he never regained consciousness.

   An autopsy performed later determined Deputy Asson died of natural causes as a result of exertional sickling due to sickle cell trait.

   Deputy Sheriff Hacker, from Evansville, was survived by his fiancée, Kourtney Crockett; sons, Kendrick, Kyrie, Kayden Hacker and Jayvin Hout; parents, Paul Hacker and Wanda LaLonde; brothers, Joshua Massop, Lij Hacker and Justice Hacker; and sisters, Niya (Ivan) Sosa and Alexis Hacker.

Historical Notes

• Deputy Sheriff Hacker is the first of seven Indiana line of duty deaths in 2023.
• He is the third line of duty death of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department.
• His line of duty death is the ninth that has originated from Vanderburgh County.

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