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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I do not have to leave my name, but in my memories my identity will be known to your family that was with us in Valdosta in the late 1980's. They were great times and special times amongst all of us growing up. Crazy times with Ninja suits, your family allowing me into yours. Great conversations. Most of all fun and growing up. After NSB, Fl we all grew apart. Me going into the Marines just put us even further. Fate took its course for both of us in public safety and more so as a LEO. As an old friend, and a fellow Brother in Arms, to protect the public....I remember everything. I remember you everyday and I say thank you. I have been to the accident site to pay my respects and give honor. I know the history of the call. Coming up on 15 years of your life gone to early I say thank you for your unselfish willingness to duty, protecting your fellow partners and public safety. Shad you are missed by many.....


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