Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Shadron Kiley "Shad" Bassett

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Shadron Kiley "Shad" Bassett

Prayers for your family
They say with time it will get better but it really doesn't life goes on and you are left to roll with your emotions but while our loved ones are missed by us knowing they left this world a hero and a friend to many is a comfort for they may have paid the ultimate sacrifice but they died doing a job they loved to make their place in this world just a little bit better.

Nina D Kistner
Daughter of a fallen officer

July 16, 2019

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

October 7, 2017

Shad,
There aren't too many days that go by that I don't think of you, and your friendship. You have had a profound effect on many people's lives, and it has been a blessing to know you. It is so hard to imagine that you have been gone 10 years now.

Sergeant Jon Lendermon
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office

October 7, 2015

Shad-

You passed long before I came to this department but I have worked with many people who knew you and even the dispatcher that was on call at the time of your accident. I can say that you must have been a wonderful individual based on the impact you have made on peoples lives. It is my hope that you are watching over this county and officers all over the world that put their lives on the line day in and day out. Thank you for being the man that you were.

-Rick

Communications Officer
Pulaski County

June 1, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go to Officer Bassett's family, and to all our brothers and sisters at Pulaski County S.O.

Sheriff David Lain
Porter County Sheriff's Office

October 7, 2013

Miss you buddy.

John Williamson
Friend

September 28, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Bassett. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

1986-1988.....Deep Southeastern Untited States, aka South Georgia and Florida. Some call it Valdosta and New Symrna Beach. I personally call it memories of a great time in my life. A time spent on Baytree Drive with Pooh, Cynthia, Nate, Penny and Tony...Without going into details I can say the van and Ninjas. You know what I am thinking and talking about. After your moving to FL and me going into the USMC we lost touch, but you were never far from my thoughts. Pooh knows who I am and if she does read this, I am thankful for your outreach and I am sorry....RIP Brother. We will meet again someday.

Richard Youmans Jr.

August 29, 2012

Daddy, this October will be 7 years since you've been gone. This has not been an easy 7 years but we have all gotten through it. You were the best dad EVER! You made a huge impact on my life. I miss you more than you could ever imagine! I think about you daily, and how i wish you were still here. I miss our days together where we listen to Kenny Chesney and Nickelback, and our favorite song off of this cd was " How You Remind Me" I miss those days like crazy! You were the best friend/dad any girl could ask for. I wish you could of been her for my 15th birthday but i know you saw it from heaven, and i know that you are watching down on me each and everyday.
I love you daddy and can't wait to see you!
Love bunches,
Little Bear (:

Madysen
daughter

July 18, 2012

shad, i dont even know where to start! things in my everyday life still, to this day, remind me of you! songs, random things at work, anything anyone could ever imagine, brings back memories of us, back in the day.still to this day, i would give anything to have one last talk with you! you gave me SO many encouraging words, so many thoughtfull words, to give me enough to think about life and heading in the right direction. you were always so carefull with your advise and what you put into my head. i very much hope that you can hear what im thinking and what im feeling, cause it would mean the world to me for you to just know how much of an impact you had on my life! you're in my thoughts forever!

chris
friend

April 3, 2011

I so so so miss you Shadron Kiley..This time of year just reminds me of our family chain being broken...You are missed and so love by all your family... Till we meet again Ill hold you in my heart....one day Ill hold tou in my arms again.. Love you son.. Momma

Anonymous

December 31, 2010

Dropping by to say Merry Christmas and to let you know that you are missed and not forgotten.

Jeffrey Wolf, Training Director
Arizona State Prison-GEO/CACF

December 21, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th 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

Anonymous

October 7, 2009

To Deputy Shadron Bassett, his family and his fellow officers with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Bassett’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Bassett and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 7, 2009

WOW, I SPENT THE WEEKEND IN GOSHEN AT THE HONOR GUARD CAMP AS ONE OF THE SURVIVORS AND ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! IT WAS SO AMAZING!!! GETTING TO WATCH ALL THE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE US FROM TN, GA, CA, IN, AND MANY MORE STATES COME TOGETHER TO LEARN HOW TO GIVE FALLEN HEROS THE PROPER FUNERAL SERVICES.... WOW, AMAZING! WHAT AN HONOR IT WAS TO BE THERE FOR YOU! THEY DID A FULL HONOR FUNERAL ON FRI AND IT WAS OVERWHELMING! IT BROUGHT BACK SO MANY FEELINGS FROM YOUR FUNERAL... SO SAD! BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT WAS AN AWESOME FEELING TO KNOW WHAT ALL WAS PUT INTO YOUR FUNERAL AND HOW MUCH YOUR BROTHERS IN BLUE DID TO MAKE YOUR FUNERAL SO HONORABLE!!! I WILL BE GOING TO ALL OF THE HONOR GUARD CAMPS THAT I CAN FROM NOW ON! RANDY SAID WE WERE ALL MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME BACK EVERY TIME... SO YOU CAN COUNT ON US ALL BEING THERE FOR YOU! LIFE IS AMAZING SHAD!!! WE ARE ALL FAMILY AGAIN, OUR FAMILY HAS FINALY MENDED AND COME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN AND ITS WONDERFUL! WE KNOW YOU ARE SMILING BECAUSE OF IT! WE KNOW YOU WOULD HAVE WANTED THIS!!! NOW WE GET TO SHARE OUR MEMORIES OF YOU TOGETHER! OH... AND WE GET TO GO TO DC THIS YEAR FOR THE NATIONAL POLICE WEEK FOR OUR FIRST TIME!!! WE ARE SO EXCITED! WE CANT WAIT TO SEE YOUR NAME ON THE WALL! POOH MADE IT POSSIBLE THAT WE GET TO GO!!! WE KNOW ITS GONNA BE AN EMOTIONAL WEEK BEING THAT WE DID NOT GET TO GO YOUR FIRST YEAR... BUT FOR US IT IS STILL GONNA FEEL LIKE THE FIRST YEAR. WE ARE GOING FOR YOU... AS A WHOLE FAMILY!

WE MISS YOU EVERYDAY SHAD!!!
SMOOCHIES :O MY BIG BRO!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
CYN

Anonymous

April 26, 2009

I just want you to know how much I miss you with every breath!!! I love you with every breath also. We are getting to a happy place in our lives. Since you left it has not been to happy. We have finally found a place where we can be happy.My heart has never left this happy place, just my body. My kids are going to be loved so much... every day for the rest of their lives. I should have never left... but the important thing is... we are going home there. I know you'll be with us. Watch us and help keep us safe. I love you with all of my heart Shad!!! My babies love and miss you too!!! and thank you....you know what for... LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER !!!!!!! your sister

Brukentta Crichfield
sister of Deputy Shad Bassett

January 7, 2009

You are never forgotten by those who still love you.

Anonymous

December 30, 2008

I THOUGHT OF YOU WITH LOVE TODAY,BUT THAT IS NOTHING NEW. I THOUGHT OF YOU YESTERDAY AND THE DAYS BEFORE THAT TOO.

I THINK OF YOU IN SILENCE AND OFTEN SPEAK YOUR NAME.ALL I HAVE NOW IS OUR MEMORIES AND YOUR PICTURE IN A FRAME.

EACH MORNING WHEN I WAKE,I KNOW THAT YOU ARE GONE,AND NOBODY KNOWS THE PAIN AS I TRY TO CARRY ON.

MY HEART STILL ACHES WITH SADNESS AND SECRET TEARS STILL FLOW,WHAT IT MEANS TO LOOSE YOU,NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW.

MY THOUGHTS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU,YOUR PLACE NO ONE CAN FILL. IN LIFE I LOVED YOU DEARLY AND IN DEATH I LOVE YOU STILL.

In life I held you in my arms in death I hold you in my heart!!!!
I LOVE AND MISS YOU SHADRON! MOMMA

Momma
Mother

November 13, 2008

To Shad's Mom:
I know this very is true for you. " I have no greater joy than to hear that my
children are walking in the Truth." 3 John:4

Shad served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who
knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this
earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a
place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
(John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Deputy Bassett. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

October 8, 2008

To Deputy Shad Bassett and and his loved ones:

On this the third anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for your family and society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Bassett.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Shad gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 7, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 7, 2008

Just wanted to tell you that I love
and miss you SO much!!!! You are
my HERO !!! Love you!!!!

Brukentta sister of Dep. Shad Bassett
big sister

July 18, 2008

Hey buddy! First of all I wanna say I miss u tons! I can't believe in a few more months is gonna be 3 years. Still feels like yesterday tho let me tell ya...I def gotta say thanks for ur help on monday tho...haha that was the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life but luckily i found my keys, even though there werent in the field like I thought, and didn't have to worry about gettin a new one.
Man, i keep lookin at that pic of you at the top of the page and think to myself, that guy made the biggest difference in my life out of everyone i've ever met before. I miss you tons! Not once does a day go by that I don't think of you atleast a few times and wish just for one more time I could talk to you about the drama goin on in our lives...lol....anyway, im gonna get goin and i'll stop and say hi soon...love and miss you bunches!

ashley
friend of shad

July 9, 2008

NEVER FORGOTTEN!

Dear Deputy Bassett,

Just yesterday, I completed a week long Honor Guard training camp in Goshen, IN with several officers and fire fighters from around the state and country. The Goshen Police Department hosted a 40 hour course of instruction on proper proceedures and precise movements to honor our fallen brothers and sisters as Honor Guard members of our respective departments. By the end of the week, a mock full honors service and funeral is performed by the class to show proficiency of the entire class, to properly pay our respects to our fallen heros and their family and friends. Little did the class know, all the hard work and preperation for the services, by the end of the camp we would be performing this mock service in honor of you. As an honor guard member of my department, I was there in 10/05 along with fellow officers to pay our final respects to you and your family. The services yesterday for me brought back memories of the fateful day you made the ultimate sacrifice. Officers and fire fighters there paying thier respects, may have not have known you just as I did not know you, but the pain of loosing a fellow brother made it feel real again. Friendships of officers and fire fighters from across the country had been made throughout the week long camp. Public servants we would never get to meet in our normal daily lives were brought together as a team of honor guard members. We were ONE. All of us knowing the meaning of "those who went before". All of us serving our communities are family, brothers and sisters. You would have been proud! Rest in peace my brother and know you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

Cpl. Jeff Ransberger
South Bend Police/Honor Guard

April 26, 2008

I just spoke with your sister . after you moved from florida we lost touch. brukenta found me via the intrnet. I was so glad hear from her. Then i asked how you were . thats when she told me about the accident. I was so looking forward to talking with you after all these years. I am at a loss . I sure do miss those days on the beach and your moms mac and cheese. I will say bye for now.

Mike Bossie
Family Friend

April 19, 2008

Just sitting here at work thinking about you and thanking God for the time that that we had together while at the Academy. I think and pray for you and Officer James Davis' familys often!!

Deputy David Baldwin
Randolph County Sheriff's Department Indiana

April 3, 2008

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