Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Police Officer Karen Bassford was killed in an automobile accident on Gallows Road, near Merry Oaks Lane, while responding to a burglary call shortly after midnight.
As she was coming around a curve her vehicle spun out of control and struck a utility pole. Officer Bassford was thrown from the vehicle. She was transported to Fairfax Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Officer Bassford was assigned to the McLean Substation. She had been with the department for one year and had served on the Arlington County Sheriff's Department for two years. She was survived by her parents.