Police Officer C. E. Branon

Police Officer C. E. Branon

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1959

C. E. Branon

Officer Branon succumbed to injuries received two months earlier when his police motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he attempted to stop a speeding motorist. No suspects were ever apprehended.
Officer Branon had been with the agency for seven years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1160

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 13, 1959
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Case never solved

Most Recent Reflection

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I am Bonnie Sue Munro. I am the youngest and only living member of the Sergeant Charles Wilson Munro family. Most beloved Police Officer Claude Branon was the best man at my mother (Sue Munro) and father (Sgt. Charles W. Munro) wedding. I was not privileged to have met Claude -- but, I did grow up to call him (and still do) Uncle Claude. I posted a "fallen officer" in rememberance of Uncle Claude today (National Fallen Officer's Day 2018).

It is my honor to tell those who are related to Uncle Claude that he is one of MY hero's too. Without having the honor to have met him, I adore him -- and, my late father, Sgt Charles W. Munro loved him as he would love a brother. He was "family" in our heart(s) and to those who live on without him -- I know that Uncle Claude was loved dearly -- and, even in Spirit, I am compelled to share with his family and loved ones that Uncle Claude was a wonderful, honorable and most cherished man, police officer and child of God.

Please feel free to reach out to me. I am Bonnie Munro. my email address is [email protected] and my telephone number is 512.906.4705

In loving memory of a most honorable man, I give thanks unto Our Father that Claude Branon walked this earth when he did. He made an impact on those who never even met him and it is my privilege, my honor and my joy to SALUTE! him, today

daughter of Sgt Charles Munro
Houston Police Department

May 17, 2018

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