Trooper Brooks D. Lawson

Trooper Brooks D. Lawson

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 1969

Brooks D. Lawson

Trooper Brooks Lawson was struck and killed by a train at an unprotected crossing while in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle. He is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

vehicle pursuit

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Trooper Brooks Lawson,
I do not know you, nor was I even alive during your lifetime. But I have a connection to you. I am an Alabama State Trooper, as you. My wife taught your granddaughter in first grade. You have a beautiful family. I have met your sons that were just babies when you were took from them. I have took an etching of your name off of The Wall in Washington DC and will give it to them as a reminder, that your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I was actually at a funeral not long ago, and stumbled over your grave. I pulled back the grace, and cleaned it up a bit before I left. Thank you for your service, and I hope to meet you in Heaven one day. PS, I gave your granddaughter, Courtney at little trooper bear years ago.

Trooper Corporal David B. Turman
Alabama Department of Public Safety

October 1, 2014

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