Harold C. DeGear #60
February 19, 1954 

On the night of February 19, 1954, DeGear had stopped a Marion man for faulty equipment and was standing behind the violator’s car writing the ticket. A third vehicle, which was passing a truck, struck the rear of the car crushing DeGear. The violator’s car was rammed over 30 feet forward. DeGear was rushed by ambulance to the hospital suffering from broken legs and extensive internal injuries. He died the following day.