Patrolman Earl J. Bertram

Patrolman Earl J. Bertram

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, August 18, 1968

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Earl J. Bertram

Patrolman Earl Bertram succumbed to injuries sustained five years earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident while responding to a burglar alarm call.

Another vehicle pulled into the patrol car's path, causing a collision. Patrolman Bertram remained in a coma until passing away five years later.

Patrolman Bertram was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jefferson County Police Department for 10 years at the time of the accident. While in the Navy he was an undefeated heavy weight boxer in the Golden Glove competition with a 12-0 record. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 29
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 30, 1963

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Patrolman Bertram,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

August 18, 2018

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