Officer Bartlett was killed when he was struck by a commercial truck while on a traffic stop. Officer Bartlett was standing by the traffic offenders door when a passing truck swerved around his patrol car and drove into the lane where he was standing. The truck mirror struck Officer Bartlett and seriously injured him. He was transported to the hospital where he died two days later of his injuries. The driver of the commercial truck was arrested a short time later.
Officer Bartlett had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for nine years and is survived by his wife and two children.