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Patrolman Hans B. Brandt | South Bend Police Department, Indiana South Bend Police Department, Indiana


Hans B. Brandt

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Monday, May 22, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged

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Patrolman Hans Brandt succumbed to a severe infection from gunshot wounds suffered about one month earlier when he and his partner were attacked. He and his partner were walking their beat when they found two intoxicated men who were loud and causing a disturbance. When the suspects refused to leave the area, they began to argue with the officers. One of the suspects pulled a gun from his pocket and shot Patrolman Brandt in the chest.

Patrolman Brandt's partner struck the gun from the suspect's hand with his nightstick and knocked him to the ground, when the other suspect pulled a knife which was also struck from his hand before forcing him to the ground. Both suspects were arrested and upon Patrolman Brandt's death, they were charged with murder.

Patrolman Brandt had served with the South Bend Police Department for only one month.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 22, 2015


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