Private Dean N. Zeigler
Pennsylvania Motor Police
Years of Service: 1 year
Date of Incident:
October 11, 1942
Death: October 17,
Cause of Death: Vehicle
Dean N. Zeigler was born March 25, 1918, at Spring Mills, Centre
He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Motor Police from Spring
Mills on October 1, 1941, and was assigned to Troop A-2,
Harrisburg. He was 23 years old and 5'11" tall.
On October 11, 1942, at 10:40 p.m., Private Zeigler was operating his patrol vehicle on U.S. Route 15, 3
miles north of Dillsburg, York County, when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The
operator of the second vehicle was from Niagara Falls, New York. Private Zeigler was taken
to Harrisburg Hospital where he died of his injuries 6 days later.
Private Zeigler is buried in the Spring Mills Cemetery, Spring Mills. He was survived by
his father, Mr. Ralph R. Zeigler, Spring Mills.
Private Zeigler was 24 years old and had completed one
year of Pennsylvania Motor Police service.