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photo of Corporal Bertrand
End of Watch:   Friday, December 22, 1967

Corporal Bertrand was shot by a traffic violator he suspected was under the influence, on State Road 80 in Ft. Myers.  He had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 16 years.

His career with FHP began August 26, 1951. He was in the 8th recruit class at Eglin AFB, from August 26 to October 4, 1951.  He was stationed in Pahokee, Homestead, Miami, Pinellas Park and Fort Myers.  At the time of his death, he was 46.

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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