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Sheriff Bernard Joseph Berghager | Ralls County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Ralls County Sheriff's Office, Missouri


Bernard Joseph Berghager

Ralls County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 67

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 475

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 6/7/2007

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Sheriff Bernard Berghager suffered a fatal heart attack one day after conducting a search of an extremely hot home.

He was executing a search warrant with other officers when he was exposed to extremely high temperatures inside the home. He became exhausted during the search and appeared out of breath. The following morning he arrived at work and collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Sheriff Berghager had served with the Ralls County Sheriff's Office for 12 years.

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Sheriff Berghager,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ralls County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 8, 2017


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