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Deputy Sheriff James Bart Hart | Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

James Bart Hart

Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # Zebra 6

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy Sheriff Bart Hart was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on on Firetower Road, near Marshell Road in Wetumpka, at approximately 7:45 pm.

He had just cleared the scene of another accident and was traveling south when the other vehicle crossed the center line at a high rate of speed and struck his patrol car. Despite wearing his seatbelt, Deputy Hart suffered fatal injuries. Three of the four 16-year-old occupants of the other car, including the driver, were killed in the crash. The fourth occupant suffered life-threatening injuries.

Deputy Hart had served with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office for 2-1/2 years after retiring from the Montgomery Fire Department. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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You were a tremendous coworker. You had a huge impact on my life and reminded me so much of my father. We will never forget you Z-6.

Deputy Chandler Dawkins
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April 18, 2016


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