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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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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
April 8, 2017


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