Sheriff Daniel Jackson Brownell

Sheriff Daniel Jackson Brownell

Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 26, 1872

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Daniel Jackson Brownell

Sheriff Daniel Brownell was shot and killed after responding to a report of a disturbance at the county jail.

Sheriff Brownell was at home with his family when he was informed that there was a disturbance at the jail. Sheriff Brownell mounted his horse and rode a few miles into town. When he arrived, he encountered a man creating a disturbance in front of the jail. The suspect then shot and killed Sheriff Brownell. Before he fell, Sheriff Brownell was able to return fire, killing the suspect.

Sheriff Brownell was a Civil War veteran and had served with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Sheriff Brownell,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Holmes County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 26, 2022

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