Senior Trooper James Patrick Bartram
Hometown: Mooresville, Indiana
Appointed: December 19, 1987
March 14, 1961 - March 31, 1998
On March 31, 1998, Senior Trooper James Patrick Bartram was en route eastbound on State Road 144 in Morgan County, when he observed a violator. As he was pursuing the speeding vehicle, Senior Trooper Bartram attempted to avoid a car that pulled into his path and slid into an oncoming pickup truck. Senior Trooper Bartram, along with the driver and passenger of the other vehicle, lost their lives in the crash.