Police Officer Claude Emmett Branon

Police Officer Claude Emmett Branon

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1959

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Claude Emmett Branon

Officer Branon succumbed to injuries received two months earlier when his police motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Gulf Freeway. He had attempted to stop a speeding motorist. No suspects were ever apprehended.

Officer Branon was a Korean war veteran and had served with the Houston Police Department for seven years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1160
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Officer Branon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 3, 2020

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