Deputy Sheriff Melvin Brackman

Deputy Sheriff Melvin Brackman

Miller County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 19, 1932

Melvin Brackman

Deputy Brackman and Deputy J.C. Crain were shot and killed in an ambush while attempting to arrest a bootlegger. The ambush occurred at the intersection of two rural county roads in southern Miller County. The suspect was later apprehended.

The suspect was convicted of one count of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled July 5, 1937.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1937

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This is my great great grandfather and this is awesome to see that fellow officers and civilians (like myself) never forget. Much love and many thanks to my great great grandfather

Civilian, Scotty May
His great great grandson

January 5, 2013

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