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Reserve Officer Fred Bemard Bergmann | St. Charles Police Department, Missouri St. Charles Police Department, Missouri

Reserve Officer

Fred Bemard Bergmann

St. Charles Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, September 12, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 40 years to life

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Reserve Officer Fred Bergmann was shot and killed when he and a full-time officer responded to a burglary-in-progress at a local business.

Officer Bergmann found the rear door to the business opened and went inside to investigate. He was shot and killed as he entered the business. The suspect was apprehended a short time later.

The subject was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 40 years to life in April of 1978. Because of alleged threats against his life he was transferred to the Arizona State Penitentiary. He escaped in July of 1980 and was captured in New York City in March of 1981. He was returned to the Arizona State Penitentiary where he escaped again on September 19th, 1987. He was arrested in New York City two months later for aggravated assault and burglary.

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I found your name here while searching for another Bergmann. Detective T J Bergmann Tampa PD vice division, answered the final call and made the ultimate sacrifice on 23 september 1978, while visiting his family in St Louis. He was lured into a trap by suspected members of an area biker gang involved in drug trafficking. He shot point blank range with a .357 gun shot wound to his left temple. I dont know if there is any family relationship, but we are all brothers in service. May your memory and sacrifice be eternally remembered and honored. My father has been forgotten, his memory lost except to me, I will never forget any of the fallen. I will not rest until all our fallen heros are recognized for their service and sacrifice. May God Bless them all and those left behind.

J Bergmann fire Marshals Assistant-retir
City of st charles Fire Dept.
July 17, 2015

 

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