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


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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Dear Gordon,
The date, January 15 is bittersweet for me as that is the day you left us for heaven and 31 years later on January 15, our first grandchild, Mia Mollie was born. I know in my heart that I will see you again and we will know great joy and share much laughter. Please let Mom, Dad and Tom know how much I love and miss them.

Laura Christianson
June 13, 2015


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