Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
Years of Service: 1 year
Cause of Death:
Date of Incident:
December 26, 1927
December 27, 1927
Vincent Alphonso Hassen was born June 18, 1903, at Laporte,
Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
He enlisted with the State Highway Patrol December 1, 1926, and was assigned to Troop A,
Harrisburg. He was 23 years old and 5' 10" tall.
While on patrol December 26, 1927, he was following a street car on Front Street in Milton
when the sidecar of his motorcycle caught the edge of a parked car. Hassen was thrown from his
motorcycle and seriously injured. He was taken to the Geisinger Hospital at Danville, where he
died the following day.
Hassen was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laporte. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. John
Hassen, of Laporte.
Hassen, 24, had completed one year of service with the State Highway