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Southern Indiana deputy dies during basic training

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Posted at 7:30 AM, Mar 03, 2023

EVANSVILLE — A southern Indiana sheriff's deputy died Thursday after becoming ill during training.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office shared the news of the death of 33-year-old Deputy Asson Hacker.

Hacker was was participating in training when he fell ill and was rushed to Deaconess Midtown hospital by the Evansville Police Department. Despite the heroic lifesaving efforts of Deaconess staff, Deputy Hacker never regained consciousness, according to authorities.

Hacker joined the sheriff's office staff in December 2022 as was in basic training, authorities said.

According to Vanderburgh County officials, he leaves behind a wife and three children.