Carroll County, Virginia – On March 9th, 2017, Deputy Curtis Bartlett was killed in a vehicle crash while in pursuit of a suspect. Deputy Bartlett was an Iraq army veteran, a K9 Officer, and an amazing advocate for health and fitness. At just 32 years-old, Deputy Bartlett was an incredible young man that worked hard every day to be a positive voice in his community and a brave, unwavering, law enforcement officer.
The legacy Deputy Bartlett left behind serves as an inspiration for all officers to be their best. Bartlett poured everything he had into making this country a better place, whether he was serving in our armed forces, defending our neighborhoods, or volunteering in schools.
The love Curtis Bartlett shared with the world is evident in his commitment to helping Mighty Max, a young boy fighting cancer. When Curtis Bartlett, while deployed in Iraq, heard the news of Max's illness, he shaved his head and garnered support of the situation.
The incredible list of Curtis Bartlett's achievements reach further than we could ever document in a single article. The life of this young man affected so many, and it was amazing to see the support of the community through our Deputy Curtis Bartlett Fundraiser. The work of Curtis Bartlett will be honored through the Deputy Curtis Bartlett Memorial Scholarship and will continue the example he set to help our nation's youth through positivity and spirit.
We are proud to announce a total of $4,053.62 raised for the scholarship, through the generosity of law enforcement supporters from across the country. We hope this donation will help inspire a new generation of children that will live their life with the same optimism, selflessness, and love that Curtis Bartlett expressed through his service.
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