Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Criminal Investigator Kevin Laine Brosch
Detective James Addison Avant