Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Benton Hurley Bertram

Charlestown Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Benton Hurley Bertram

I'll be running the Police Week 5k on May 11, 2019 Sergeant Bertram, to honor your memory as well as all police officers like yourself who gave all in the line of duty. I give thanks and gratitude to you; and, sincere condolences to your family and friends.

Elliot Timms
Gladstone, MO

May 7, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Bertram. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Charlestown Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 8, 2019

You gave the ultimate sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and co-workers. RIP

Marie C
NJ Citizen

January 3, 2019

When a Police Officer is killed, the entire nation mourns.
You, Sir, shall never be forgotten.

Dallas Police Officer
Dallas Police Department

December 28, 2018

RIP Bertram. Thank you for your service, My thoughts and prayers are with the family, blue and blood. Never forgotten!

Tomya Cochran
daughter of fallen, Sgt Thomas Cochran, EOW 1/26/05

December 28, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 27, 2018

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
J. Davis

December 22, 2018

Rest in Peace Sergeant Bertram. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Benton Hurley Bertram, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Benton.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant Police Department
Nahant, MA

December 18, 2018

Over the past several days I’ve seen the support the community has given your family and your department. I just wanted you to know your service and your sacrifice meant more to Charlestown than you likely realized. Watching an entire community mourn together is an overwhelming experience. They are proud of you and love you. You will be truly missed.

Lt. Drew LaMaster
Sellersburg Police Department

December 18, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

December 17, 2018

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

December 17, 2018

Thank you for your service brother.

Ofc. W. Morris
Floyd County Sheriff’s Dept (In)

December 17, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and & your Department.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

December 16, 2018

Rest in Peace and thank you for your service Sgt. Bertram. My prayers for the Bertram family and the Charlestown PD family.

Thomas Williams

December 16, 2018


Thoughts and prayers for his family, his friends and the Charlestown Police Department.

Security Officer Eddy Clark
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

December 16, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Benton's life and death will bring glory to God.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 16, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt Bertram during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

December 16, 2018

R.I.P. Brother Bertram!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 15, 2018

Thank you Sergeant Bertram or your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Indiana. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 15, 2018

Sgt. Bertram, Such an unfortunate LODD, as a result of you making the “Ultimate Sacrifice.” Our prayers go out to you and your family (Blood & Blue) and that GOD blesses all of you abundantly. You will be missed but not forgotten. Rest In Peace Brother!!!

Sgt. (Ret) Steve Davis
Maricopa County S.O.

December 15, 2018

Such a horrific tragedy that strikes close to home. Prayers and condolences to his brothers and sisters in uniform, family, and friends.

Rest easy sir.

Correctional Officer Nigel Singer
Indiana Department of Correction

December 15, 2018

Rest In Peace brother and prayers to family.

Captain Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

December 15, 2018

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