Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 475
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 6/7/2007
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.