Police Officer John E. Bartlett

Police Officer John E. Bartlett

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, March 9, 1968

John E. Bartlett

Police Officer John Bartlett was killed when he was struck by a commercial truck while on a traffic stop at the intersection of Aurora Avenue North and North Motor Place.

Officer Bartlett was standing by the traffic offender’s door when a passing truck swerved around his patrol car and drove into the lane where he was standing. The truck mirror struck Officer Bartlett and seriously injured him. He was transported to the hospital where he died two days later of his injuries. The driver of the commercial truck was arrested a short time later.

Officer Bartlett had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 7, 1968

traffic stop

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary 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 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. I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 11, 2012

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