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Sheriff Daniel Jackson Brownell | Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida


Daniel Jackson Brownell

Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 26, 1872

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Daniel Brownell was shot and killed after responding to a report of a disturbance at the county jail.

Sheriff Brownell was at home with his family when he was informed that there was a disturbance at the jail. Sheriff Brownell mounted his horse and rode a few miles into town. When he arrived, he encountered a man creating a disturbance in front of the jail. The suspect then shot and killed Sheriff Brownell. Before he fell, Sheriff Brownell was able to return fire, killing the suspect.

Sheriff Brownell had served with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office for 10 years and had previously served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and was survived by his wife and six children.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016


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