Sergeant Julian Branch

Sergeant Julian Branch

Clio Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 25, 1976

Julian Branch

Sergeant Branch was shot and killed after a motor vehicle chase on SC highway 35-19 around 11:30 pm.

Sergeant Branch was shot with a .22 caliber pistol while trying to apprehend the driver of the fleeing vehicle. He had stopped the car about three miles outside Clio on a rural road near the Dillon County line. He died about 2:00 am the next day. The driver plead guilty and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Sergeant Branch was a member of the force for about 16 months. He was a US Army veteran. He was survived by his mother, three brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 24, 1976
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Plead guilty and sentenced to 10 years

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