Corporal Joseph Paul Bertrand

Corporal Joseph Paul Bertrand

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 22, 1967

Joseph Paul Bertrand

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.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you Corporal Bertrand.

Tony Andrews
Police Chaplain

February 8, 2017

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