Patrolman Theodore C. Bossung

Patrolman Theodore C. Bossung

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, November 15, 1907

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Theodore C. Bossung

Patrolman Theodore Bossung died after contracting tetanus as a result of being dragged by a horse ten days earlier.

He was the driver of a patrol wagon and was answering a call at Clay and Oak Streets when the harness became tangled. As he attempted to untangle it some of the horses bolted, dragging him behind them for an entire city block. He received a cut on his head that required 12 stitches, which lead to tetanus.

Patrolman Bossung served with the Louisville Police Department for 17 years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 5, 1907

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2010

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