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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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Thinking of you yesterday on your birthday and a lot lately following our friend, Sean O'Keeffe's memorial service in Chicago in early Feb.
What fun we all had as kids back in Geneva so long ago. I had a chance to visit Geneva while in Chicago and rode bikes with my wife. Karen through the old neighborhoods and showed her your old house on Meadows(I think), my old street, Hawthorne Lane and the O'Keeffe's house on 4th street.
Sean and I reminisced many time, especially in his last year, about all the fun the three of us had goofing off together in those childhood and teenage days. I wish I could see you again buddy and I hope you and Sean are once again together laughing about all those times.
Glenn Anderson
March 9, 2017

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March 9, 2017

 

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