Deputy
Shadron Kiley 'Shad' Bassett
Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Friday, October 7, 2005

Age: 34
Served: 2 years
Badge #: 66-10
Military Service:
Panel 40E, Line 24
Panel L14, Line 11

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, October 7, 2005
12:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 39 at County Road 300 North
Incident County:
Pulaski
Incident Township:
Rich Grove
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac

   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.