Lieutenant Ralph Byron Bentley

Lieutenant Ralph Byron Bentley

Heflin Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1982

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Ralph Byron Bentley

Lieutenant Ralph Bentley was struck and killed by a truck while working an accident scene on US Highway 78, at mile post 181.

No charges were filed against the truck driver.

Lieutenant Bentley had served with the Heflin Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 205

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene

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Well today 40yrs ago you went 10-42 for the last time. The world is a crazy place now and our blue family has been attacked like never before. Dad I miss you terribly but I know that God had His reasons. You have been my Hero my inspiration and I would give anything just to talk to you 1 more time. You are gone but not forgotten I am so proud of what you accomplished. God bless you.

Son Bryan R. Bentley
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July 3, 2022

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