Sheriff Wyman S. Basinger

Sheriff Wyman S. Basinger

Cole County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, February 6, 1986

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Wyman S. Basinger

Sheriff Basinger died when a blood clot from a hip injury broke loose and traveled to his heart. He had sustained the hip injury when his squad car was struck broadside at the Intersection of U. S. Highway 54 and Route E near Brazito while he was traveling to an emergency call.

Sheriff Basinger was elected to the first of 5 terms as Sheriff in 1968. Prior to that he was a member of the Cole County Sheriff's Department Auxiliary.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 30, 1986

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I worked for Sheriff Basinger and Deputy Hemeyer from 1979 to 1980, and then returned to the U.S. Air Force. Both of these gentlemen are family friends and I thank them for their service and commitment to helping the residence of Cole County.

Michael Gross
Deputy Sheriff, Bige Gross

October 30, 2014

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