Deputy Shadron Kiley "Shad" Bassett

Deputy Shadron Kiley "Shad" Bassett

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 2005

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Shadron Kiley "Shad" Bassett

Deputy Shadron Bassett was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call.

At approximately 12:15 am, Deputy Bassett was traveling northbound on State Road 39 at County Road 300 North, when he lost control of his patrol car for an unknown reason. The vehicle traveled into the southbound lane, then spun, and was traveling northeast when it left the roadway. The vehicle went into a drainage ditch and struck a tree on the driver's side door. Deputy Bassett, who was wearing his seat belt, suffered massive head injuries and died at the scene.

Deputy Bassett had served with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 66-10

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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