Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 74
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Died in prison
Patrolman Brett Markwood was shot and killed while chasing a man suspected of robbing a Dairy Mart store. Patrolman Markwood and other officers had been called to the scene and were able to follow footprints that were left in the fresh snow. The officers caught sight of the man and a foot chase ensued.
The suspect rounded the corner of a house and then laid in wait for the first officer. Patrolman Markwood turned the corner and the suspect shot him in the face at close range and then ran past him. The suspect was arrested about 10 minutes later after trying to submerge himself in a nearby creek. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in prison on January 31, 2011.
Patrolman Markwood is survived by his wife.