Deputy Sheriff Melvin Brackman

Deputy Sheriff Melvin Brackman

Miller County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 19, 1932

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Melvin Brackman

Deputy Melvin Brackman and Deputy J.C. Crain were shot and killed in an ambush while attempting to arrest a bootlegger. The ambush occurred at the intersection of two rural county roads in southern Miller County.

The suspect was later apprehended. The suspect was convicted of one count of first-degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on July 5, 1937.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1937

alcohol violation, ambush, arrest attempt

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Brackman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2022

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