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Special Agent Elmer Martin United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Elmer Martin "Bud" Heggen

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, July 23, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 2300

Military veteran

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Missouri

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Special Agent Elmer Heggen and Special Agent Henry Tibbs were killed in an aircraft accident while en route to testify in a court martial at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The court martial was in reference to a murder case that had been reopened due to a technicality and the subject was at Fort Leavenworth. Agent Heggen and Agent Tibbs were stationed at the Fort Campbell CID field office and were flying Ozark Airlines to St. Louis, Missouri, for a connecting flight. Ozark Airlines Flight 809 crashed in a severe storm on approach to the Lambert-St. Louis Airfield.

Special Agent Heggen had served with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command for eight years and had previously served with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter and three sisters.

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Special Agent Henry Herbert Tibbs
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Monday, July 23, 1973
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Happy anniversary, Bud. I do not wish for our young days--instead, I wish that the rest of our days could have been spent together. You will always be the true love of my life. Love you a bunch!

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife
March 17, 2016

 

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