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Patrolman Brett David Markwood | Lancaster Police Department, Ohio Lancaster Police Department, Ohio


Brett David Markwood

Lancaster Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, February 21, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 74

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Died in prison

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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.

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Brett, I will never forget when we were in high school you running to help me after a car accident. Always a hero and always remembered.

Pamela Fanning
High School alumni
February 21, 2016


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