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Patrolman Earl J. Bertram | Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Earl J. Bertram

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, August 18, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 29

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 9/30/1963

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Patrolman Earl Bertram succumbed to injuries sustained five years earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident while responding to a burglar alarm call.

Another vehicle pulled into the patrol car's path, causing a collision. Patrolman Bertram remained in a coma until passing away five years later.

Patrolman Bertram was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jefferson County Police Department for 10 years at the time of the accident. While in the Navy he was an undefeated heavy weight boxer in the Golden Glove competition with a 12-0 record. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 25, 2013

 

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