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Policeman Samuel J. Brothers | Burgaw Police Department, North Carolina Burgaw Police Department, North Carolina

Policeman

Samuel J. Brothers

Burgaw Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, May 6, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Paroled in 1951

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Policeman Brothers was shot and killed by a suspect who had been threatening him for the past two weeks after Policeman Brothers arrested him for liquor law violations. Policeman Brothers was in a post office and was called over to the man's car when he came out of the building. When he approached the car the suspect shot him with a shotgun.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was paroled July 20, 1951.

Policeman Brothers was survived by his wife and 12 children.

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Rest In Peace Officer Brothers, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections
May 6, 2013

 

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