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Theodore Bossung

End of Tour: Friday, November 15, 1907Fallen Hero
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: 42
Incident Date: Tuesday, November 5, 1907
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Animal related
Suspect Name: Not applicable
Weapon Involved: Not applicable
Case Status: Closed


Narrative:

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


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