Private George J. Yashur
Pennsylvania Motor Police
Years of Service: 3 years 3months
Cause of Death: Vehicle Accident
Date of Incident: March 31, 1940
Date of Death: April 1, 1940
George J. Yashur was born December 31, 1915, at Junedale, Carbon County,
On January 13, 1937, he enlisted in the State Highway Patrol from Treschow, Carbon County,
and was assigned to Troop D, Williamsport. As a result of the Constabulary/Highway Patrol
merger, he was reassigned to Troop B-3. Private Yashur was 21 years old and 5'10"
At 7:15 p.m. on March 31, 1940, Private Yashur and several Troopers were assigned to flood
relief duty in Kingston. While directing traffic on Market Street, Private Yashur was
struck by a speeding truck operated by a 28-year-old Wilkes-Barre driver. Private Yashur
was taken to the Nesbitt Hospital, Kingston, where he died the following day. The driver
was arrested and convicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Private Yashur is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Treschow. He was survived by his
mother, Mrs. George Yashur, of Treschow.
At 24, he had completed three years and three
months of Pennsylvania Motor Police service.