Sheriff Joseph E. Branscomb

Sheriff Joseph E. Branscomb

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 31, 1865

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Joseph E. Branscomb

Sheriff Joseph Branscomb was shot and killed by an inmate who had previously been arrested and had been released.

Sheriff Branscomb's son arrested the suspect in February of 1877.

Sheriff Branscomb was survived by his wife and 12 children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 31, 2020

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