Patrolman Jeffery G. Casner

Patrolman Jeffery G. Casner

Berlin Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 1985

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Jeffery G. Casner

Officer Casner was struck and killed by a drunken driver while directing traffic at an automobile accident on the Berlin Turnpike (Wilbur Cross Highway).

The suspect was sentenced to 16 months in jail but was killed in a motorcycle accident the weekend before he was to begin his sentence.

Officer Casner had served with the agency for only 3 months. He was survived by his parents, brother, and two sisters. His brother was also a Berlin police officer at the time of his death and was on duty the night he was killed.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 56

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 16 months

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Patrolman Casner, it has been 39 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 3 months of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 2, 2024

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