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Patrolman Jeffery G. Casner | Berlin Police Department, Connecticut Berlin Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman

Jeffery G. Casner

Berlin Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Saturday, February 2, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 3 months

Badge # 56

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 16 months

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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.

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On this day May 18th the Berlin Police Department color guard laid a wreath at Jeff's gravesite. Several retired officer along with present officers and family and friends attended the ceremony! Once again the Casner family would like to thank everyone who took the time to come.

Bill Casner
Brother
May 19, 2016

 

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