Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to 99 years
Chief William Brantley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man shortly after midnight. The suspect had just shot another person in a bar and Chief Brantley was searching for him.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder on April 25, 1952, and sentenced to 99 years in prison.
Chief Brantley was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He had been in law enforcement for 17 years and was survived by his wife, daughter and parents.