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Joe Bernardi
Deceased
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Actor History
Cause of Death

Died in surgery after being shot by Sami Brady - June 12, 2013

Occupation

Detective for the Salem Police Department

DiMera informant

Resides At

Somewhere in Salem

Marital Status

Married to Marge Bernardi

Past Marriages

Unknown

Relatives

Unknown

Children

Timmy Bernardi (son; with Marge)

Flings & Affairs

Unknown

Crimes Committed

Numerous crimes while working as Stefano DiMera's informant in the Salem Police Department (not shown on screen)

Removed evidence against Will Horton from the Salem PD evidence room (May 2013)

Attempted assualt - entered Rafe's hospital room with a razor to cut off Rafe's penis (June 2013)

Brief Character History

In the Spring of 2013, Sami and Will came to Stefano asking for a favor -- have evidence against Will (from E.J.'s 2007 shooting) removed from the evidence room in the police department. Stefano agreed and called his informant, Detective Bernardi, to remove the evidence. But, rather than destroy the evidence, Stefano ordered Bernardi to bring the evidence to him.

Sami overheard this conversation and was worried that Stefano would be in possession of evidence against Will. So, Sami followed Bernardi to the police station. When he left, she tried to intercept the evidence. First, she told him that Stefano had sent her to get the evidence. When that didn't work, she jumped on his back and struggled with him, trying to rip the envelope from his hands. But, she was again unsuccessful.

Pleased with his accomplishments in getting the evidence against Will out of the police station, Stefano called Bernardi for another job involving Rafe Hernandez. Stefano was furious when he found out that his ex-wife, Kate Roberts, was sleeping with Rafe. When Rafe was in a medically induced coma, Stefano called Bernardi and ordered Bernardi to go into Rafe's hospital room and "cut it off." Stefano gave Bernardi a razor to use.

Bernardi went to Rafe's hotel room with the razor, pulled Rafe's covers back, and raised his arm. However, Sami happened to be in Rafe's room at the same time and pulled out a gun and shot Bernardi in the back. She never saw his face, only his extended arm with a razor over Rafe's body. It wasn't until after the shooting that Sami realized she'd shot Bernardi. Sami was arrested and charged with murder. Bernardi left behind a wife and a son.

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