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Police Officer Scott Leslie Bashioum | Canonsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Canonsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Scott Leslie Bashioum

Canonsburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 103

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Police Officer Scott Bashioum was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home on the 100 block of Woodcrest Drive at approximately 3:15 am.

He and another officer were ambushed and shot as they approached the home.

The subject who shot them then committed suicide inside the home after murdering his pregnant wife.

Both officers were transported to Canonsburg Hospital, where Officer Bashioum succumbed to his wounds. The other officer was flown to Allegheny General Hospital to undergo emergency surgery.

Officer Bashioum was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Canonsburg Borough Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and children.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Police Chief Alex Coghill
Canonsburg Borough Police Department
68 East Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: (724) 745-8020

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In the early hours of November 10, 2016 many lives were changed forever and officer Scott Bashioum' s life was taken by an evil, cowardly man. I'll never forget the being awakened by the horrific sounds of multiple gunshots. My heart was pounding in fear as I peaked out my window blinds. I'll never forget seeing you lying on the ground in the fetal position as you rocked back and forth in pain after being shot. I began to cry and shake inside as I spoke out loud, "OMG, an officer is down. He shot an officer." I just knew it had to be the man who lived accross the street had come back to kill his wife, as he had a threatened. I was in shock as I couldn't believe he shot an officer. It was the beginning of several hours of horror for the police, first responders, my neighborhood and me. Though the incidents of that night are over, the untimely death of officer Bashioum, Dalia Sabae, her unborn child have everlasting effects on many people. Did their killer even care how their deaths would effect the lives of their loved ones, their family, friends, coworkers, neighborhood, community and beyond? I think not! My heart goes out to everyone affected and hurt by the losses suffered that night, especially to the family of officer Scott Bashioum. Thank you for your service to your country and your community. You are a hero and you will be missed by many. You didn't deserve to be ambushed and shot. You didn't deserve to die. You will be for forever remembered for your braverery, service and kindness. May you rest in peace and be with the good Lord who will say to you, "Well done my faithful servant."

Denise Vacco
Canonsburg Resident
December 5, 2016


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