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Corporal Joseph Paul Bertrand | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida


Joseph Paul Bertrand

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, December 22, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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