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Patrolman Theodore Bossung | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Theodore Bossung

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, November 15, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 11/5/1907

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Patrolman Bossung died after contracting tetanus as a result of being dragged by a horse ten days earlier. He was the driver of a patrol wagon and was answering a call at Clay and Oak Streets when the harness became tangled. As he attempted to un-tangle it some of the horses bolted, dragging him behind them for entire city block. He received a cut on his head which required 12 stitches, which lead to the tetanus.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 15, 2010

 

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