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Trooper William Ronnie Brooks, III | Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Arkansas State Police, Arkansas


William Ronnie Brooks, III

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, February 27, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 319

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper William Brooks was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three federal fugitives. He had handcuffed two of the suspects but was knocked down and shot with his own service weapon.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Brooks had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife.

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God Bless our Officers in Law Enforcement.I am gratefull to have them around.My stepfather was a seargent in the Ft.Smith Police dept. in Arkansas.(retired)A couple of close childhood friends are currently in Law enforcement now,in Arkansas.Please pray for the protection of our Officers.Step up and help an officer in trouble.do the right thing!Ronnie thank you for watching over us.

Disabled Veteran/Kenneth L Krone
USMC/US ARMY/commercial transport
September 27, 2015


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