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Sergeant William Rollin Brand | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Indiana Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Indiana


William Rollin Brand

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: Convicted

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Sergeant Bill Brand was shot and killed from ambush as he drove home from work following his shift at the Monroe County Correction Center.

He was driving on Indiana 37, south of Bloomington, when a former inmate drove alongside of him and fired a shot into his car at approximately 1:45 am. The shot struck Sergeant Brand, causing his vehicle to crash into a limestone embankment.

The subject who shot Sergeant Brand was arrested and subsequently convicted of his murder.

Sergeant Brand had served with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife and 3-year-old child.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
December 11, 2016


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