Deputy Shadron K. (Shad) Bassett Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
End of Watch: Friday, October 7, 2005
Biographical Info Age: 34 Tour of Duty: 2 yrs Badge Number: 66-10
Incident Details Cause of Death: Automobile accident Date of Incident: Friday, October 7, 2005 Weapon Used: Not available Suspect Info:Not available
Deputy Shadron Bassett was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call.
At approximately 0015 hours, Deputy Bassett was traveling northbound on Indiana Route 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 seat belt, suffered massive head injuries and died at the scene.
Deputy Bassett had served with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department for 2 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.