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Officer Gordon Brewster Bartel | Kodiak Police Department, Alaska Kodiak Police Department, Alaska

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Gordon Brewster Bartel

Kodiak Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch: Saturday, January 15, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 11

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 99 years

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Officer Bartel was shot and killed while issuing a citation to a man for camping within the city limits. Officer Bartel had previously warned the man about violating the city ordinance. The suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 99 years.

Officer Bartel was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Just wanted to express my gratitude to you all.
Your memories mean the world to us, as we have few of our own. Reading that he was kind and respected instills a great sense of pride. Seeing that he is still remembered continues to offer great comfort.
I love you all for what you have shared with him, and with us. Each entry allows me to know him a little better, and I am truly grateful. Thank you.

Kate
Daughter
October 29, 2017

 

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