The visitation for Sgt. Ben Bertram began Monday afternoon at Charlestown High School. Bertram, a Charlestown police officer, was killed Wednesday night when he crashed into a tree during a high-speed chase with a suspect.
To fulfill the lease, River Ridge needed to buy the land back from the Army, get the federal government to release all liens on the property and take over leases to the land the Army has been leasing out to companies on the property since the '70s. They were able to do that 35 years early.