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Patrolman George Albert Berryman | Kokomo Police Department, Indiana Kokomo Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman

George Albert Berryman

Kokomo Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, November 26, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 6 years, 10 months

Badge # 15

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/25/1953

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman George Berryman was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call at 1201 West Mulberry Street.

The suspect's wife had reported her husband had choked her before she was able to flee to a neighbor's home. Upon the officer's arrival, Patrolman Berryman's partner turned his flashlight on the suspect's door where he was standing with a shotgun and attempted to warn Patrolman Berryman, but the suspect fired through the door, striking him in the head. Patrolman Berryman's partner returned fire twice into the home, but was unaware the suspect had been killed until he was later found feet away from his two sleeping children.

Patrolman Berryman had served with the Kokomo Police Department for over 6½ years. In May 2005, he was posthumously awarded the department's Medal of Valor. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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It was so nice to read all the reflections to my father.It seems like it was just yesterday.My brother was 5years old,I was 10 years,my Dad just turned 40 & mother just turned 35. Mother & Dads birthday was on the same day. It was Thanksgiving , the man had been hunting & drinking all day ,he was fighting with his wife about Christmas presents she got away from him & called the Police. When they arrived at the house,my Dad stepped up on the porch,the man stuck his shoot gun out the door & shot my Dad in the right side of his head. The other officer with my Dad shot the man that killed my dad. It will be 63 years this coming Thanksgiving. Back in 1953 it was a very rare thing to kill a Policeman.People just don't have respect for other people like they use to . They kill Policeman everyday. God bless all Policeman,Thank God we have so many men & woman to do the job. Next time you see a Policeman Or Policewoman shake their hand & tell them Thank You. Linda Berryman Brock

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Daughter of Patrolman Al Berryman Killed in the line of duty.
March 16, 2016

 

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