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.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags to be flown at half-staff in Vanderburgh County in honor and remembrance of Asson Hacker. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputy died in the line of duty during a training exercise.Flags should be flown at half-staff in Vanderburgh County from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents in Vanderburgh County to lower their flags to half-staff.