Sergeant Julius S. Brett

Sergeant Julius S. Brett

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 1915

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Julius S. Brett

Sergeant Julius Brett was shot and killed when he confronted a burglar.

Sergeant Brett was on patrol in a horse-drawn buggy so he could supervise all the officers assigned to him. At approximately 2:00 am he observed a burglar on Dunlap Street near Jackson Avenue. Before he was able to get out of his buggy he was shot and killed. Sergeant Brett managed to fire one shot at his fleeing attacker.

Memphis police officials felt that Sergeant Brett was assassinated because of his very successful work in enforcing the prohibition law in which he shot and killed four men.

Sergeant Brett had served the Memphis Polie Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 30, 2020

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