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Officer James Douglas Bossen | Indianapolis Airport Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Airport Police Department, Indiana


James Douglas Bossen

Indianapolis Airport Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, February 5, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 13 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Virginia

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Officer James Bossen was killed while piloting a small aircraft in which he and a private guard were transporting two prisoners for the Indiana Department of Correction.

The aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain in heavy fog, killing all persons aboard. The crash occurred in a rural area of Lamsburg, Carroll County, Virginia, approximately four miles from the Virginia and North Carolina state line.

Officer Bossen had served with the Indianapolis Airport Police Department for one year and had previously served with the Marion County Sheriff's Department in Indiana for 12-½ years after returning from a tour of combat duty in the Vietnam War.

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