OBITUARY

Alan Joseph Bertison

February 22, 1948November 18, 2021

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Alan J. Bertison, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 73. Alan was born on February 22, 1948, in Akron, OH. He joined the United Stated Marine Corps. in 1968 and served in Vietnam until 1973. He was Honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. in 1973 at the rank of Corporal (E4). Shortly thereafter he moved to Coral Springs, FL. and joined the Coral Springs Police Department. He served the community of Coral Springs for 25 years before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant. He then went to work as a Lieutenant for the Lauderhill Police Department in Lauderhill, FL. for another 10 years and then retired from that police department as well. He received his master’s degree in criminal justice from Florida International University in December of 2002. He was also a Certified Personal Trainer and was an avid weightlifter and student of Karate for many years. He competed in the South Atlantic Karate open tournament in 1986 where he won 2nd place in the men’s brown belt kumite.

He is survived by his wife Pamela, his two children Danielle and Fred, two grandchildren Josey and Jackson, and his brothers Chuck, Doug, and Mark.

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Paul Shaffer

November 26, 2021

I met Al when he worked in Akron, and lived upstairs on Rhodes Avenue. We were great friends through all the years at Coral Springs and while we worked at Lauderhill. I will miss dinners out. I will miss weekend meetings over coffee. I will miss one of my few and closest friends. To PJ and the entire family, our prayers are with you. Be at peace my brother.

Kenneth Pachnek

November 22, 2021

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Al at the Lauderhill Police Department. With all those years of experience, he still loved his job and came to work each day to help make a difference! You did and we will not forget!

EDWARD ZALETTA

November 21, 2021

To Al's family, Talk about some mixed thoughts ! My wife and I
Nancy were down in that area for my 50 th high school reunion--Pompano H>S (1966). We took a ride to CS and showed her the places that were used for PDs. As we got close to Coral Ridge Dr. lo and behold there was AL running west for 125 Ave. We now live in Kentucky and believe AL is drinking coffee with some of the guys up there -- Fred Z., George Pavlac, Chief Vic, Dennis P. Mis Becky and others. In my respect to him I will fly the us lawman flag(blue and white). Ed Zaletta

Constance Stanley

November 20, 2021

I have had the pleasure of working for and supervising Alan during his tenure with the Lauderhill Police Department. Al was great to work for. He was very intellectual. I enjoyed our conversations and appreciated the lessons about police work and life in general. Al and PJ would send me Christmas cards every year…specially created by PJ. I know that Al always enjoyed riding his bike and just staying fit. I am so happy that his daughter finally convinced him to do away with his flip phone and transition to an android. We always joked about the technology challenges he had when it came to phones. I will certainly miss our Starbucks meetings and was scheduled to meet him at Starbucks to catch up on what was going on in our lives and work. He was a great person and a friend. I regret not meeting up with him, since it had been quite sometime. Never put things off, as you never know when the last time will actually be the last time. PJ, My heart goes out to you and your daughter. He truly loved you both. Hold on to the awesome memories that you shared with him. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. May Alan RIP. He will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences, Constance

Debbie Banner

November 20, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Pam and family. I had the honor of working with Lieutenant A. Bertison as a patrol officer while at the Lauderhill Police Department. I have the utmost respect for Al and his sincere dedication to the law enforcement profession and community. He was truly an outstanding man and a good friend who made a positive impact in my life!! He was a man of integrity, loyalty, and compassion. Al had a heart of gold. I will always cherish the conversations we shared about life, work, and our love for animals. I will hold the memories near and dear to my heart. You will truly be missed my friend. My dear friend RIP Love and G d Bless

Geri Parkinson

November 19, 2021

Sincere condolences to Danielle and family. Unfortunately I never met Alan but enjoyed seeing your love for him whenever you mentioned his name or his police service. I know you were very proud of him.

Paul Murray

November 19, 2021

Alan and I go back to 1975 when he wanted me to JOIN CSPD, at the time I was worked for CCPD. AL and I had mutual friends and enjoyed going to the Beach and Boating. I worked 20 years with Al as a Police Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant. By the time we both retired from the PD we worked several years on the afternoon shift, supervising the Patrol Unit. Al was a a role model for the PD and was extremely knowledgeable of Police Work and very professional. We all have have fond memories of him and he definitely made a difference. RIP "BIG Al" until we meet again, it was a fun ride. Sincerely, Paul J. Murray

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY