Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock

Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, May 27, 1998

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Grady Terrill Braddock

Deputy Sheriff Grady Braddock was killed when a vehicle involved in a pursuit struck his patrol car. Deputy Braddock was responding to an officer needs assistance call for an officer from a local police agency who was chasing the vehicle.

Deputy Braddock was approaching the area when the suspect vehicle, traveling approximately 100 mph, broadsided his patrol car on the driver’s side. Deputy Braddock and the 21-year-old passenger in the suspect's vehicle were killed while the suspect suffered minor injuries. It was Deputy Braddock's first night back on duty since the death of his infant son.

The 22-year-old driver, who had lengthy criminal record, was convicted of vehicular homicide and sentenced to 34 years. Her release date is December 4, 2028.

Deputy Braddock was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 26, 1998
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender 1 killed, 1 injured in accident

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Deputy Sheriff Braddock,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 27, 2023

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