Senior Trooper James Patrick Bartram

Senior Trooper James Patrick Bartram

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, March 31, 1998

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James Patrick Bartram

Senior Trooper James Bartram was killed in an automobile accident at 6:40 am, approximately 10 minutes after his shift started.

He was attempting to initiate a traffic stop on State Road 144 near Mooresville in Morgan County when a vehicle pulled into his path, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and strike an oncoming pickup truck. Both occupants of the pickup truck were also killed.

Senior Trooper Bartram had served with the Indiana State Police for over 10 years and was assigned to the Putnamville post. He is survived by his twin brother who was also a trooper stationed at the same post, and his three sisters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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Sr. Trooper Bartram,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Indiana. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 31, 2023

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