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Sergeant Julian Branch | Clio Police Department, South Carolina Clio Police Department, South Carolina


Julian Branch

Clio Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, April 25, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/24/1976

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Plead guilty and sentenced to 10 years

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Sergeant Branch was shot and killed after a motor vehicle chase on SC highway 35-19 around 11:30 pm.

Sergeant Branch was shot with a .22 caliber pistol while trying to apprehend the driver of the fleeing vehicle. He had stopped the car about three miles outside Clio on a rural road near the Dillon County line. He died about 2:00 am the next day. The driver plead guilty and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Sergeant Branch was a member of the force for about 16 months. He was a US Army veteran. He was survived by his mother, three brothers, and a sister.

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