Trooper George Branny

Trooper George Branny

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, April 12, 1950

George Branny

Trooper Branny was shot and killed after responding to a report of a man with a gun attacking a woman in Lansing, Michigan. He and his partner knocked on a door of the suspect's home but received no answer. As Trooper Branny looked inside a nearby window the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, killing him. Other officers exchanged shots with the suspect who then took his own life.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2012

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