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Detective James Addison Avant | Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Detective

James Addison Avant

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, July 24, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Detective Avant, Investigator Kevin Brosch of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, and Trooper Charles Bassing of the Arkansas State Police, were killed in a helicopter accident.

The three officers were being trained by DEA agents as spotters for a marijuana eradication program. The aircraft was taking off when it experienced a mechanical failure and crashed into the ground. The helicopter, which had just been refueled, burst into flames. All three officers were burned to death as a result.

Detective Avant had been employed with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for one year, and is survived by his wife and three children.

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Trooper Charles Michael Bassing
Arkansas State Police, Arkansas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 24, 1986
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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Although your tour of duty is over, You were a menber of the Chuch of Christ so we no where you are Today, you will never be forgotten! May God bless you, and your family. Rest in peace my Brother and my Chuch Brother.

Lieutenant George Monroe Retired
Pulaski County Sheriff Dept.
July 4, 2011

 

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