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

Police Officer

Ross F. Brackett

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, July 15, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 7359

Military veteran

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 was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for year and a half. 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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