Officer Gordon Brewster Bartel

Officer Gordon Brewster Bartel

Kodiak Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, January 15, 1983

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Gordon Brewster Bartel

Officer Gordon Bartel was shot and killed while issuing a citation to a man for camping within the city limits.

Officer Bartel had previously warned the man about violating the city ordinance. The suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 99 years.

Officer Bartel had served with the Kodiak Police Department for 1 1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 11

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Here it is 2022 Gordon, still in my memories and heart. This is Police Memorial week and I wanted to tell you, that you have not been forgotten. Honoring you during this week of Law Enforcement Officers, lost in the line of duty.

Captain Lewis Ketchum

May 22, 2022

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