Officer Gerald Eldin Dormaier

Officer Gerald Eldin Dormaier

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 25, 1980

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Gerald Eldin Dormaier

Officer Dormaier was killed after being struck by his cruiser, which was struck by another vehicle. He was working an accident scene near Bakersfield when the incident occurred.
Officer Dormaier had been with the agency for almost 15 years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 4654

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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In memory of "Officer Jerry Dormaier"

I knew a man,
So long ago,
He loved his job,
He was a Highway Patrol!

He stood for Justice,
And that's what you got,
If you did wrong,
You always were caught!

The badge on his chest,
And strips down his side,
He had on his uniform,
And he wore them with pride!

Then one cold night,
While doing their job,
They came upon a truck,
That had crashed in the fog!

As Officer Bean
Began setting the flares,
Down came the truck,
In which killed my friend Jer!

Their job is to protect us,
Yet at no certain time,
While saving our lives,
They put theirs the line!

So remember this well,
As it could happen one day,
That it may be your own life,
That they'll have to save!!

You will be remembered always for you selfless acts of kindness!

Sherry Christenson
A friend

February 17, 2018

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