Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Deputy Shadron Bassett was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call.
Deputy Bassett was traveling northbound on State Road 39 at County Road 300 North when he lost control of his patrol car for an unknown reason. The vehicle traveled into the southbound lane, then spun, and was traveling northeast when it left the roadway. The vehicle went into a drainage ditch and struck a tree on the driver's side door. Deputy Bassett, who was wearing his seatbelt, suffered massive head injuries and died at the scene.
Deputy Bassett was survived by his wife and three children.