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Detective Bob W. Branham | Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

Detective

Bob W. Branham

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 76

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/16/1972

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Detective Bob Branham succumbed to complications of a gunshot wounds sustained 41 years earlier.

As he was placing one subject under arrest a second man approached and shot him in the abdomen with a shotgun. He nearly died from the wound at the time of the shooting and remained in the hospital for eight months. He had undergone over 10 surgeries as a result of the wound. On May 14th, 2013, he underwent surgery to remove an obstruction caused by the wound. He died as a complication of the surgery.

Detective Branham is survived by his wife, daughter, and grandchildren.

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
May 14, 2016

 

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