Patrolman John E. Braun

Patrolman John E. Braun

Schofield Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 1979

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John E. Braun

Patrolman John Braun was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon discharged as he attempted to repair it.

Patrolman Braun was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran. He is survived by his wife, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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My father was a fellow officer on the Schofield PD along with Officer Braun. I was 9 years old and vividly remember another officer from a neighboring department stopping by our house that Christmas Eve to tell my dad the horrible news that Officer Braun had been killed.

Dad retired in 2001 after serving on the force for 31 years. He passed away in 2017.

Rest in peace and thank you for your service, officers. You are not forgotten!

Curt Pufahl
Son of Schofield/Everest Metro Police Officer Charles E. Pufahl

December 21, 2021

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