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Trooper Charles Michael Bassing | Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

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Charles Michael Bassing

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, July 24, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Trooper Bassing, Investigator Kevin Brosch of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, and Detective James Avant of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, 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.

Trooper Bassing had been employed with the Arkansas State Police for 9 months, and is survived by his parents, son, and daughter.

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