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Special Agent Henry Herbert Tibbs | United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Henry Herbert Tibbs

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, July 23, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Missouri

Incident Date: 7/23/1973

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Special Agent Henry Tibbs and Special Agent Elmer Heggen were killed in an aircraft accident while en route to testify in a court martial at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The court martial was in reference to a murder case that had been reopened due to a technicality and the subject was at Fort Leavenworth. Agent Heggen and Agent Tibbs were stationed at the Fort Campbell CID field office and were flying Ozark Airlines to St. Louis, Missouri, for a connecting flight. Ozark Airlines Flight 809 crashed in a severe storm on approach to the Lambert-St. Louis Airfield.

Agent Tibbs had been assigned to the Criminal Investigation Command for 18 months and had also served as an MP for several years. He was survived by his father, brother, and sister.

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Special Agent Elmer Martin "Bud" Heggen
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, July 23, 1973
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Remembering you on this date, Hank. So many years yet it seems like just yesterday that you and Bud were killed.
Sincerely, Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC
July 23, 2013

 

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