Patrolman
George Albert 'Al' Berryman
Kokomo Police Department
Friday, November 27, 1953

Age: 40
Served: 6 years, 10 months
Badge #: 15
Military Service: U.S. Navy
• World War II
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, November 26, 1953
11:05 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
1201 West Mulberry Street, Kokomo
Incident County:
Howard
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
16-gauge shotgun
Suspect Info:
Shot and killed
Burial Location:
Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo

   Patrolman George Berryman was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

   The wife had reported that her husband choked her before she was able to flee to a neighbor's home. Upon their arrival, Patrolman Berryman's partner turned his flashlight on the front door where the 31-year-old man was standing with a shotgun. As the other officer attempted to warn Patrolman Berryman, the subject fired through the door and struck him in the head.

   His partner returned fire twice as the suspect retreated into the darkness of the home, but was unaware the man had been killed until he was later found feet away from his two sleeping children.

   In May 2005, Patrolman Berryman was posthumously awarded the department's Medal of Valor. He was survived by his wife, 5-year-old son, 10-year-old daughter, three brothers and three sisters.