Special Agent Elmer Martin "Bud" Heggen

Special Agent Elmer Martin "Bud" Heggen

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 23, 1973

Elmer Martin "Bud" Heggen

Special Agent Elmer Heggen and Special Agent Henry Tibbs were killed in an aircraft accident while en route to testify in a court martial at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The court martial was in reference to a murder case that had been reopened due to a technicality and the subject was at Fort Leavenworth. Agent Heggen and Agent Tibbs were stationed at the Fort Campbell CID field office and were flying Ozark Airlines to St. Louis, Missouri, for a connecting flight. Ozark Airlines Flight 809 crashed in a severe storm on approach to the Lambert-St. Louis Airfield.

Special Agent Heggen had served with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command for eight years and had previously served with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter and three sisters.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 2300
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Missouri

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In two days it will be another anniversary of our loss, another reminder that you are gone. As long as we are here you will never be forgotten. Thank you so much for the choice you made. I love you more and more as time passes.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

July 21, 2018

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