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Police Officer Ross Brackett | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Ross Brackett

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, July 15, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of Murder

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Police Officer Ross Brackett was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect following a robbery-in-progress call. The suspect wrestled his service revolver from his holster and shot him in the head. The suspect was convicted and died in prison.

Officer Brackett had served with the agency for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, father, and two brothers.

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Hey Uncle Ross. It's been 48 years since you were taken from us. I'm a Training Sgt. at the S.C Dept. of Corrections now. I was teaching Weapon Retention this week and showed your page as part of the class. It's a sobering reminder of the dangers of our profession. But I like to think that the training I'm giving (passionately of course), might save another family from a loss that never goes away. You just learn to live with it. I still talk to Dad & David about You. Trying to fill in the empty whole left when You died.
I grew up "Larry's Boy" and had Your Name. Hopefully I've done both of you proud.

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Sgt. Ross Brackett (nephew)
S.C Dept. of Corrections
July 29, 2016

 

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