Lieutenant Ralph Byron Bentley

Lieutenant Ralph Byron Bentley

Heflin Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1982

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

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Approximately 36 years ago at this moment you took your last breath and went to be with God. You have been in heaven as long as you were here on Earth. The grief process has been a struggle because I often think of who I am and where I would be if you were still here? To say I love you and so proud of the man you are just doesn't seem enough. God bless you dad and I am so honored to be your friend and son.

Son Bryan R. Bentley
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