Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 months
Badge # 56
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 16 months
Officer Casner was struck and killed by a drunken driver while directing traffic at an automobile accident on the Berlin Turnpike (Wilbur Cross Highway).
The suspect was sentenced to 16 months in jail but was killed in a motorcycle accident the weekend before he was to begin his sentence.
Officer Casner had served with the agency for only 3 months. He was survived by his parents, brother, and two sisters. His brother was also a Berlin police officer at the time of his death and was on duty the night he was killed.