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Sergeant Julius S. Brett | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Sergeant

Julius S. Brett

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, August 30, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Brett was shot and killed when he confronted a burglar. Sergeant Brett was on patrol in a horse drawn buggy so he could supervise all the officers assigned to him. At approximately 0200 hours Sergeant Brett observed a burglar on Dunlap Street near Jackson Avenue. Before he was able to get out of his buggy he was shot and killed. Sergeant Brett managed to fire one shot at his fleeing attacker.
Sergeant Brett had been with the agency for 18 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
August 30, 2010

 

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