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Lieutenant Ralph Byron Bentley | Heflin Police Department, Alabama Heflin Police Department, Alabama

Lieutenant

Ralph Byron Bentley

Heflin Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, July 3, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 205

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Lieutenant Ralph Bentley was struck and killed by a truck while working an accident scene on US Highway 78, at mile post 181.

No charges were filed against the truck driver.

Lieutenant Bentley had served with the Heflin Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

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It was 34 years ago when you left us physically. The impact you made has made me the man I am today. I would like to take just a moment to say thank you dad for serving selflessly. I miss you and love you so dearly. God had bigger plans for you and now you are on a much bigger watch. I salute you sir.

Son Bryan R. Bentley
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July 3, 2016

 

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