Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; Pistol
Offender: Shot and killed
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.