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Police Officer Karen Jean Bassford | Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

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Karen Jean Bassford

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 27, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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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 had served with the Fairfax County Police Department for one year and was assigned to the McLean Substation. She had previously served with the Arlington County Sheriff's Office for two years. She was survived by her parents.

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