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K9 Officer Timothy James Brackeen | Shelby Police Department, North Carolina Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

K9 Officer

Timothy James Brackeen

Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, September 12, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 763

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/10/2016

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Police Officer Tim Brackeen succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while attempting to arrest a man near the intersection of DeKalb and Gidney Streets. The suspect was wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping.

He was searching the area when other officers who were on scene heard several gunshots. They located Officer Brackeen moments later suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Carolinas Medical Center, where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.

The 23-year-old suspect was captured four days later by a SWAT team in Coventry, Rhode Island. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a gun shot wound to the left torso fired by Officer Brackeen. He is now in the Rhode Island Correctional Institution and is fighting extradition.

Officer Brackeen had served with the Shelby Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Canine Unit. He is survived by his wife and daughter. His K-9 partner Ciko was retired and is now living with the man who trained him when he was a puppy.

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