Sheriff Bernard Joseph Berghager

Sheriff Bernard Joseph Berghager

Ralls County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 2007

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Bernard Joseph Berghager

Sheriff Bernard Berghager suffered a fatal heart attack one day after conducting a search of an extremely hot home.

He was executing a search warrant with other officers when he was exposed to extremely high temperatures inside the home. He became exhausted during the search and appeared out of breath. The following morning he arrived at work and collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Sheriff Berghager had served with the Ralls County Sheriff's Office for 12 years.


  • Age 67
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 475

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 7, 2007

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Sheriff Berghager,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ralls County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 8, 2017

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