Sheriff Bunion Aubrey Coursen

Sheriff Bunion Aubrey Coursen

Ashley County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 31, 1969

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Bunion Aubrey Coursen

Sheriff Courson was killed in an automobile crash while in pursuit of a vehicle. His vehicle left the roadway of Highway 81 four and a half miles north of Hamburg and crashed. Residents in the area reported he was in pursuit of a red vehicle at the time.

Sheriff Courson survived the Bataan Death march and three years in a Japanese Prison Camp.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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What a terrible thing to survive the Bataan Death March and a prison camp just to be killed in an automobile accident! I hope his family and friends keep him in mind when they think of the word hero.

Katherine Been
Springdale, AR

December 31, 2014

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