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Funeral Planned for Deputy Hacker

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John Gibson
Flags fly at half staff outside the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Daylong services are planned for Thursday

Law enforcement officers have announced plans for the funeral of a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputy who died after falling ill during training. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

Services for Deputy Asson Hacker are planned for Thursday at Boone Funeral Home and Christian Fellowship Church.

The 33-year-old Hacker died last Thursday after training at the Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

An Evansville Police Officer was also hospitalized after training but it’s not clear if the two suffered the same ailment.

Sheriff Noah Robinson says he and EPD Chief Billy Bolin agreed to turn the probe over to Indiana State Police:

"We're going to let the professionals at the Indiana State Police — who have my complete confidence — do the investigation and then release their findings in their time."

Robinson couldn’t say if training is continuing or has changed at the academy since the death.

A police procession with Hacker’s casket will leave Boone Funeral Home on Washington Avenue at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, drive west to Highway 41,turn north on 41 to State Road 57, and then to Kansas Road, before arriving at the church on Millersburg Road.

Danny Overly of the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police urges residents to line the procession route:

"That's a very emotional time for them but it's a very healing time for them too to be able to see the public come out. So, we would encourage you to invite the public to look at that route and be available for that family."

The daylong services will include a gun salute, bagpipes, and the playing of “Taps.”

More: Officials urged residents to lower American and Indiana flags to half staff until Thursday evening.