Police Officer Ross F. Brackett

Police Officer Ross F. Brackett

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 15, 1968

Ross F. Brackett

Police Officer Ross Brackett was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect following a robbery-in-progress call at 52nd Street and Walton Avenue. The suspect wrestled his service revolver from his holster and shot him in the head. The suspect was convicted and died in prison.

Officer Brackett was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for year and a half. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, father, and two brothers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 7359
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of Murder


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This is so nice to read. I had no idea that he was going to be promoted to detective. I only get tid bits here and there. It was less than a month before my 3rd birthday when my dad was lost his life. I didn't know this was here but will be looking often now..

The only memories I have are the ones shared by other people. Thank you all for this.. I have tears of joy and of sadness.

Lisa Brackett

December 21, 2018

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