Police Officer Dorelle C. Brandon

Police Officer Dorelle C. Brandon

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 25, 1984

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Dorelle C. Brandon

Police Officer Dorelle Brandon was shot and killed while working in an undercover narcotics capacity.

A situation presented itself in which Officer Brandon identified herself as a police officer and attempted to make an arrest.

When assisting units arrived at 10742 South Calumet Avenue, the officers were not able to reach Officer Brandon due to locked burglar bars. As Officer Brandon was struggling with the offender, an assisting officer fired two shots, mortally wounding Officer Brandon and wounding the subject.

Officer Brandon had served with the Chicago Police Department for six years. She is survived by her husband, a police officer with Chicago Police Department, and three children. Her father also served with the Chicago Police Department.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 2684

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

narcotics, crossfire, undercover

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Police Officer Dorelle C. Brandon, I remember this like it was yesterday! I had attended your wake services in Chicago and it was so very sad. Many people cared about you! I thank you for your brave service to all of u. You were taken too soon! Rest in Peace, Sister.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

February 2, 2024

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