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


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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What a wonderful day this would have been 71st Birthday. So much has happened since you left. I just want to say thank you for instilling in me family values that I carry forward today. I pray that you can see what a lasting impression you left on those close to you.

Son Bryan R. Bentley
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February 12, 2017


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