Deputy Sheriff Henry Lloyd Brooks

Deputy Sheriff Henry Lloyd Brooks

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, January 18, 1997

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Henry Lloyd Brooks

Deputy Sheriff Henry Brooks was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he was investigating a crime scene on I-50, east of Roebuck Parkway.

An earlier pursuit of robbery suspects had ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a police car. Deputy Brooks was guarding the scene of the crash while waiting for a crime scene technician to arrive.

The drunk driver struck Deputy Brooks and then attempted to flee, but was apprehended a short distance away. At the time of the crash the suspect was under the influence of alcohol and tranquilizers. The original charges of homicide were reduced to manslaughter in court.

Deputy Brooks is survived by his wife and two small children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

drunk driver, hit and run

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I-59. There is no I-50. There is now a section of I-59 north of Birmingham named after him.

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