Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Corporal Bertrand was shot and killed on State Road 80 near Ft. Myers when he stopped a driver he suspected was under the influence. The suspect was captured in a nearby wooded area.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death May 17, 1968. His conviction and sentence were later reduced to second degree murder with a life sentence.
Trooper Bertrand had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 16 years.