Chief of Police William Franklin Brantley

Chief of Police William Franklin Brantley

Homestead Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, March 19, 1952

William Franklin Brantley

Chief William Brantley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man shortly after midnight. The suspect had just shot another person in a bar and Chief Brantley was searching for him.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder on April 25, 1952, and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Chief Brantley was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He had been in law enforcement for 17 years and was survived by his wife, daughter and parents.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Chief Brantley,
On today, the 62nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-knot just for your a Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 19, 2014

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