Funeral service held for Deputy Asson Hacker
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Funeral services were held for Vanderburgh County Deputy Asson Hacker on Thursday evening.
On Thursday morning, a police escort with his casket left Boone Funeral Home on Washington Avenue and made the way to Christian Fellowship Church on Millersburg Road.
The escort took nearly an hour, and by the time it reached the church, it included nearly 100 law enforcement officers.
Deputy Hacker died last week after falling ill during a training exercise.
Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff Noah Robinson says there’s been an outpouring of support for the sheriff’s office and Deputy Hacker’s family.
“Many local and regional sheriffs have called me who have been through this,” Robinson said. “I have not, our agency has not been through this in living memory. We’ve lost deputies who have retired but never in the line of duty.
“I’ll be writing thank you cards for weeks after this, and will be happy to do so because I’m grateful for the support, our agency is grateful and I know the family is grateful,” Robinson continued.
Deputy Hacker leaves behind a wife and children. Robinson says Thursday’s procession and services are for them.
“I have mixed feelings right now because it’s not about me, it’s not about our agency, it’s about this deputy, his sacrifice and what his family is going through,” Robinson said.
You can watch the entire funeral service in the video below:
Here’s our live coverage at 6 p.m.
Here’s our live coverage as the funeral was getting underway at 5 p.m.
Here was our live coverage at 11 a.m.
Here’s our coverage from the escort leaving:
Here is our live coverage from the arrival at the church:
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb directed flags to be lowered to half-staff across the county.
Other area law enforcement responded to calls for deputies while the funeral was going on.
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