Deputy John Bernard Memorial



On Sunday, January 3, 2010, at about 7:20 p.m., Grant County Sheriff's Deputy John Bernard was killed in a vehicle collision
while on routine patrol about 10 miles south of Ephrata.


Over the course of the week that followed, John's family and the Grant County Sheriff's Office were helped by citizens and
emergency response agencies from Grant County, across Washington, the U.S. and Canada. Huge support was received planning
John's funeral. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, the Behind the Badge Foundation and
Big Bend Community College worked as a team to honor John's life and his family.


We will always remember John, John's family, and everybody who supported his family and the GCSO.

Below are a slideshow and photos of John's funeral, held Monday, January 11, 2010 at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake.


May 2, 2012 - The Grant County Sheriff's Office unveiled and dedicated the Fallen Officers Memorial in the lobby of the Law and Justice Building in Ephrata. The granite memorial bears cast bronze plaques, one of which is in memory of Deputy John Bernard.

Click on the image for a larger view.

April 22, 2011 -- Columbia Basin Foundation Manager Donn Cook presents Sheriff Tom Jones and Deputy Kyle Cox with a check for $4500. The donation will help offset the costs of Sheriff Jones and Honor Guard members Cox and Darrik Gregg to escort Deputy John Bernard's family to the National Law Enforcement Memorial.





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