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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Rest in peace Sheriff Basinger.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 6, 2021

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