Captain Vernie C. Snellen

Photo of Captain Vernie C. Snellen
End of Watch: Sat, Feb 20th, 1937
Date of Incident: Fri, Feb 19th, 1937
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 41


His wife and five children


Captain Vernon Snellen was killed in an automobile accident on the Lexington Pike, in Scott County, while returning from working a detail in Covington, Kentucky.

The car's accelerator became stuck, causing the vehicle to veer into the path of another car on the wet roadway. Captain Snellen suffered severe injuries and died the following the day. The lieutenant driving the patrol car and the occupants of the other vehicle all survived.

Captain Snellen was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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The Kentucky Highway Patrol has been disbanded and absorbed by the Kentucky State Police.


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