Officer Michael Allen Brandt

Officer Michael Allen Brandt

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, April 6, 1987

Michael Allen Brandt

Officer Brandt was killed in an automobile accident while chasing a suspected drunk driver on U.S. Highway 74 near Palm Desert. During the pursuit Officer Brandt's vehicle went over a 15-foot embankment and overturned. The vehicle he was chasing was found 150 feet down the side of a mountain with the driver and two children being ejected. The driver was charged with felony DUI, felony manslaughter, and child endangerment.
Officer Brandt had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and parents.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 9483

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with felony manslaughter

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