Theodore C Bossung

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 5, 1907

Biographical Info

Age: 42

Tour of Duty:  17 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Patrol wagon accident

Date of Incident: 10 days previous

Incident Location: Not available

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

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Patrolman Bossung died after contracting tetanus as a result of being dragged by a horse ten (10) days earlier. Patrolman Bossung was the driver of a patrol wagon and was answering a call at Clay and Oak Streets when the horses' 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 which required 12 stitches, which lead to him contracting tetanus.

He is survived by his wife.

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