Military Police Officer Bruce Shepherd Bardliving

Military Police Officer Bruce Shepherd Bardliving

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 1976

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Bruce Shepherd Bardliving

Military Police Officer Bruce Bardliving was killed in a vehicle single crash on Highway 70, approximately one mile east of San Augustine Pass, on the White Sands Missile Range.

He was conducting a sweep of the highway, which had been closed in preparation for a missile launch when one of the tires on the pickup truck he was driving experienced a blow-out. The vehicle crossed the highway, struck a concrete abutment, and overturned.

MP Bardliving was assigned to the 259th Military Police Company. He was survived by his mother. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location New Mexico

single vehicle crash

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Myself and Mike Grosso were the first MPs on the scene. I was at the roadblock at the pass...Bruce was doing the sweep of the freeway when his tire blew. The post at the time was using re-tread tires and it was one of these that blew....the MPs had new vehicles within a very short time. I was one of the first patrol partners Bruce had. He was one of the "good ones".

SFC (ret) Stephen ) (Steve) Allison
259th MP Company (Provisional)

April 9, 2022

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