Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 695
Cause: Heart attack
Offender: No charges were filed
Abatement Officer Edward A. Basham suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting the San Antonio Police Department search for six teenagers suspected of burglarizing two homes.
Officer Basham began a foot pursuit of four of the suspects and chased them for a short distance. He returned to his patrol car and continued to pursue the suspects before beginning a second foot pursuit. He collapsed in a wooded area moments later.
None of the suspects were charged in connection with Officer Basham's death despite the fact that they knew they were being pursued.
Officer Basham had served with the San Antonio Department of Code Compliance for five years.