Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # 763
Incident Date: 9/10/2016
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
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.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Jeffrey Ledford
Shelby Police Department
311 S Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: (704) 484-6845