Earl J Bertram

End of Watch: Sunday, August 18, 1968

Biographical Info

Age: 39

Tour of Duty: 10 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: 29

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Date of Incident: September 30, 1963

Incident Location: Dixie Highway and Watson Lane

Weapon Used: Vehicle

Case Status: Closed

Earl Bertram - Headshot


Patrolman Bertram succumbed to injuries received five (5) years earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident while responding to a burglar alarm call. 

Another vehicle pulled into the patrol car’s path at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Watson Lane, causing a collision. Patrolman Bertram remained in a coma until passing away five (5) years later.

Patrolman Bertram was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jefferson County Police Department for ten (10) years at the time of the accident. While in the Navy, he was an undefeated heavy weight boxer in the Golden Glove competition with a 12-0 record. He is survived by his wife and four (4) children.

Bertram Headstone

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